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Title: Suggesting a Way to Understand the Actual Potential of Anti-Alzheimer's Disease Drugs That Show Promise in Transgenic Mouse Models.
Author: Franco Fernández, Rafael
Petrovic, Milos
Keywords: Malaltia d'Alzheimer
Ratolins (Animals de laboratori)
Alzheimer's disease
Drugs of abuse
Mice (Laboratory animals)
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2015
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Abstract: One conundrum in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research using transgenic mouse models is the high amount of successful memory-enhancing drugs. By contrast, very few drugs and of limited efficacy are available for humans having this pathology. As previously discussed (1), the advance in this field, i.e., to fulfill the translational facet of anti-AD research, requires deciphering why so many different drugs (or therapeutic interventions, such as exercise or training) have memory-enhancing properties in transgenic models of the disease. Transgenic animals do not accurately reflect the human disease, as they overexpress proteins with mutations that appear only in a reduced percentage of patients (2). The majority of patients have late-onset clinical symptoms due to multiple factors many of which may be circumstantial. On waiting for the development of novel animals models that may, eventually, shorten the distance between the lab bench and the bedside (3), we should take advantage of the huge amount of data showing promise of different drugs in transgenic models. [...]
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It is part of: Frontiers In Neurology, 2015, p. 206-206
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ISSN: 1664-2295
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