Different Pathways to Neurodegeneration
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The current issue is dedicated to the studies of neurodegenerative diseases and memory. Molecular mechanisms and mutant genes have already been revealed for many neurodegenerative diseases. However, in many cases the cause of selective death of neurons in different brain regions remains unclear. Genetic predisposition and aging are well established risk factors in many neurodegenerative diseases. A large body of evidence has been obtained that shows an important role of immune factors in the modulation of neurodegenerative processes. The progress in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases requires new cell models for identification of non-canonical pharmacological targets and development of approaches for memory regulation. Gene therapy technologies based on genome editing and RNA interference methods are among promising approaches for repairing primary molecular defects underlying neurodegenerative pathologies.
Keywordsneurodegeneration mutant genes aging memory Alzheimer’s disease
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