Oxidative stress and amyloidogenesis

Principal Investigator

Summary

Oxidative stress and amyloid fibril formation are consistent major themes among processes thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. However, a mechanistic link between these two processes has not been defined. The research being proposed will probe human brain tissues and animal models of Alzheimer's disease for evidence of a specific chemical mechanism that will be amenable to therapeutic intervention.

Detailed Non-Technical Summary

Oxidative stress and amyloid fibril formation are consistent major themes among processes thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. However, a mechanistic link between these two processes has not been defined. The research being proposed will probe human brain tissues and animal models of Alzheimer's disease for evidence of a specific chemical mechanism that will be amenable to therapeutic intervention.

First published on: June 11, 2008

Last modified on: July 04, 2022