Pharmacological Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Therapeutics

  • A. Claudio Cuello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ahmad Salehi, Alexander Kleshevnikov, William C. Mobley
    Pages 64-104
  3. Nigel M. Hooper, Emma R. L. C. Vardy
    Pages 113-124
  4. Michael S. Wolfe
    Pages 125-140
  5. Edith G. McGeer, Patrick L. McGeer
    Pages 149-166
  6. Paula I. Moreira, Mark A. Smith, Xiongwei Zhu, Akihiko Nunomura, George Perry
    Pages 194-211
  7. Khalid Iqbal, Inge Grundke-Iqbal
    Pages 223-237
  8. Lisbell D. Estrada, Cristian Lasagna, Claudio Soto
    Pages 238-254
  9. Céline Morissette, Diane Lacombe, Xianqi Kong, Ahmed Aman, Pascale Krzywkowski, Lioudmila Rodionova et al.
    Pages 255-273
  10. Cornelis J. Van der Schyf, Werner J. Geldenhuys, Moussa B. H. Youdim
    Pages 274-295
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 309-319

About this book

Introduction

Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia in the elderly. The need for effective therapy of dementia is greater than ever, but there is not, as yet, a drug therapy which can stop or reverse the clinical consequences. There is, however, a great deal of anticipation on the imminent development of effective, disease-modifying therapies. The remarkable progress made by the scientific community in unraveling molecular and cellular aspects of the Alzheimer’s pathology has allowed the identification of a number of promising targets for drug development. Investigation of these targets and the evolution of ongoing strategies to develop efficacious therapies for this devastating neurodegenerative condition is the central theme of Pharmacological Mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Therapeutics. The current and future therapies based on this new knowledge of the Alzheimer’s pathology are dealt with by contributors who have been most influential in bringing this new knowledge and in the development of experimental and presently applied therapies. The book should be of interest to medical professionals and basic scientists alike since it provides ideas about current trends in Alzheimer’s therapeutics to the general public.

Keywords

Alzheimer Lipoprotein alzheimer's disease diagnosis drug drug development inflammation prevention research therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • A. Claudio Cuello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71522-3
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71521-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71522-3
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