Novel mechanisms for Alzheimer disease prevention and or treatment
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2019 -
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PROBLEM: Aging is the most important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), which represents the most common cause of dementia in our country. The disease, for which there is no currently available treatment, is becoming increasingly prevalent among our aging veteran population. PRELIMINARY DATA: Autophagy is an essential component of the cell degrading machinery. It helps dispose of large toxic protein aggregates that form within the secretory pathway and in the cytosol. Malfunction of auto...