Immunology and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Annick Pouplard-Barthelaix
  • Jean Emile
  • Yves Christen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease book series (ALZHEIMER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. H. M. Wisniewski, J. R. Currie, M. Barcikowska, N. K. Robakis, D. L. Miller
    Pages 1-6
  3. P. Eikelenboom, H. Fraser, J. M. Rozemuller, F. C. Stam
    Pages 30-41
  4. C. L. Masters, R. Martins, G. Simms, B. Rumble, S. Fuller, L. Hutchinson et al.
    Pages 88-95
  5. K. Beyreuther, J. M. Salbaum, T. Dyrks, A. Genthe, A. Weidemann, C. Hilbich et al.
    Pages 96-97
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 109-110

About these proceedings


Alzheimer's disease is one of the major scientific, medical and social challenges of our time. This book, the first in the new series Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer's Disease, presents a particularly up-to-date approach of immunological and biochemical aspects. It is written by the most outstanding scientists and contains recent data. The following are among the most interesting ideas contained in this book: - Alzheimer's disease is a cerebral form of amyloidosis. - some data are in accordance with an immunological hypothesis of this disease. - degeneration of microvessels - including amyloid angiopathy - could be very important in the changes in the brain with Alzheimer's disease. - the molecular study of A4 protein and its precursor is important for the understanding of the disease. This synthesis by prominent scientists provides a stimulating hypothesis about the determinism of the disease.


Alzheimer alzheimer's disease brain diseases genetics immunoglobulin immunotherapy proteins virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Annick Pouplard-Barthelaix
    • 1
  • Jean Emile
    • 2
  • Yves Christen
    • 3
  1. 1.Unité de Neuro-Immunologie et Neuropathologie et INSERM U. 298C.H.R.UAngers CedexFrance
  2. 2.Service de NeurologieC.H.R.UAngers CedexFrance
  3. 3.Fondation IPSEN pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueParis CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46636-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46634-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0945-6066
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