Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 10 avhandlingar innehållade ordet alpha-secretase.
Sammanfattning : BACKGROUND: Alzheimer s disease (AD) is a severe neurodegenerative disease that mainly afflicts elderly persons, with a characteristic progressive decline of cognitive functions and dementia. It is believed that the majority of all AD patients are affected by the sporadic form, thus caused by the combined effects of several risk factors, such as elevated cholesterol levels in midlife and deficiencies in the lipoprotein transporters apolipoprotein E (ApoE). LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the degeneration and loss of neurons, intracellular neurofibrillary tangles and the accumulation of extracellular senile plaques consisting mainly of beta- amyloid (A-beta). A-beta is generated from the amyloid precursor protein (APP) through sequential cleavage by proteases P- and gamma-secretase. LÄS MER
3. Distribution and function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in glia cells and neurons with focus on the neuroprotective mechanisms of cholesterol lowering drugs in Alzheimer´s disease
Sammanfattning : Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are involved in the regulation of many processes including synapses regeneration, neurotransmission and neuroprotection in the central nervous system (CNS). There is increasing evidence for the disturbances in nAChRs in Alzheimer's disease (AD). LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Alzheimer s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by accumulations of neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques. The major components of the amyloid deposits are the ß-amyloid (Aß) peptides derived from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). LÄS MER
5. From cholesterol to oxidative stress in Alzheimer s disease : A wide perspective on a multifactorial disease
Sammanfattning : Epidemiological studies have provided evidence that high cholesterol levels in midlife and lack of antioxidants could render people more susceptible to develop AD. The aim of this thesis project was to get a more profound view of how cholesterol and oxidative stress could modify the development of Alzheimer s disease (AD) on the molecular level, by studying mechanisms of signal transduction. LÄS MER