Navigation Links
A protein in the brain paves way for Alzheimer's treatment

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in Canada, affecting some 5% of people over the age of 65. Statistics show that one in four people// over the age of 85 suffer from the disease. According to the study conducted by Dr. Peter St George-Hyslop who is a researcher working on Alzheimer's disease at the University of Toronto it is said that a single chemical in the brain is the cause of the disease. The researchers have discovered a substance in the brain that can stop Alzheimer's disease and could lead to a treatment for the degenerative disorder.

By using this discovery a new drug can be developed against the disease. Medicines that will stop the progressing of the disease and also those that will help to prevent the occurrence of the disease would soon be discovered. TPM21 is the protein that blocks the neurotoxin Abeta. This is known as beta-amyloid peptide, which is responsible for the onset of Alzheimer's. TPM21 blocks Abeta production without causing any side effects. But St George-Hyslop also cautioned that it has yet to be tested in animals and that a drug to mimic its antitoxin effects is likely at least five years away.

The crucial point is now to discover a small molecule that resembles and functions in the same way as this protein. Abeta-blocking compound would likely be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as a promising new Alzheimer's vaccine. Alzheimer's drug therapy would also require ongoing doses over a patient's lifetime. Dr. B. Lynn Beattie, chair of the research policy committee for the Alzheimer Society of Canada, cautioned that the disease has an enormously complex biochemistry and that this newly revealed protein represents just one step in the development of the disease.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Special proteins to fight TB identified
2. High-protein diets may pose health risks
3. Hidden influenza virus protein found
4. Special proteins to fight TB identified
5. Importance of soy protein in your diet
6. Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat
7. Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C
8. Mental retardation linked to brain protein
9. HIV blocking protein in Monkey
10. Obese children may have abnormalities of lipoproteins
11. Artificially made protein to inhibit angiogenesis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... Linda, CA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... an approach to healthcare that considers individuals’ genetic characteristics and the physical ... and precision therapy work in sync. In personalized medicine, diagnosing an individual’s ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... St. Joseph Medical ... health information exchange, which enables physicians at SJMC’s two hospital campuses, downtown and ... participating organizations in the exchange. SJMC’s membership in the health information exchange underscores ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... back to particular advertising campaigns, to monitor the performance of sales and support ... maximize conversions and revenue. The software allows customers to record, transcribe, route, document, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), ... on the future of wellness, travel, spa and beauty in Europe. The organization asked ... companies to leading economists and researchers - to forecast where wellness is headed in ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... Interest is on the rise for using the CRISPR-Cas9 system for functional ... hit validation. A key reason may be that high-throughput synthesis—combined with a proprietary algorithm ... collections in arrayed formats. , Arrayed crRNA screens have the advantage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... Israel , May 31, 2016 CollPlant ... proprietary plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repair products - ... Scientist of Israel,s Ministry of ... million development project for 2016. The Chief Scientist,s grant amount ... authorized grant, which totaled NIS 4.7 million.  ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... PUNE, India , May 31, 2016 ... 2016" market research report with comparative analysis of Asthma ... mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and ... and press releases. It also reviews key players involved ... on late-stage and discontinued projects. Complete report ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... 30, 2016 According to ... Services Market by Type (Stability, Raw Materials, Method ... User (Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device Companies) - Global ... witnessed healthy growth during the last decade and ... 11.3% between 2016 and 2021 to reach USD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: