Untangling the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding molecular mechanisms for novel therapeutic approaches


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.

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Correspondence to Sovan Sarkar.

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All are postgraduate students at School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

Sovan Sarkar’s research interests are gene therapy, apoptosis in cancer treatment and therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders.

Anupam Choudhury is interested in the study of cytoskeleton and motor proteins, specifically kinesins.

T N Avinash is deeply interested in neuroscience, especially in learning and memory.

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Sarkar, S., Choudhury, A. & Avinash, T.N. Untangling the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease. Reson 7, 33–45 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02867267

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