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Resonance

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 33–45 | Cite as

Untangling the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding molecular mechanisms for novel therapeutic approaches
  • Sovan SarkarEmail author
  • Anupam Choudhury
  • T N Avinash
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Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders amongst the elderly, leading to dementia. Current studies of its molecular basis reveal various factors culminating in the cytotoxic cascade associated with the disease. Progress in understanding these events has led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets. This article is an attempt to understand the global scientific efforts in deciphering the mystery of this disease for a possible cure.

Keywords

Neural Stem Cell Amyloid Plaque Tacrine Baicalein Paired Helical Filament 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.II MSc-Biotechnology School of BiotechnologyMadurai Kamaraj UniversityMaduraiIndia

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