Use of the p75NTR extracellular domain as a therapeutic target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Roles of p75NTR in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

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Researchers: Prof Xin-Fu Zhou (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Yanjiang Wang

Brief description AlzheimerÍs disease is the most common form of dementia and is caused by both environmental and genetic variations. With aging, a toxic peptide accumulates in the brain and causes loss of memory and cell death. This study aims to elucidate how the toxic peptide is generated and how to remove it in order to prevent and treat the disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 733,633.68

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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