Looking for novel ways to treat the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease

Alistair J. Stewart*, Anthony Fox, Bruce H. Morimoto, Illana Gozes

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents an increasing public health issue as demographic changes and generally improved medical care result in a larger aged population. Although significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of AD, the unmet medical need remains and few treatment options are available. This review focuses on emerging therapies that aim to treat the underlying causes of the disease rather than the symptoms. Such disease-modifying treatments, focused on the two main hallmarks of the disease (plaques and tangles), include new and old targets which have significant potential in the field and are on the cusp of providing new treatment paradigms within the coming years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1196
Number of pages14
JournalExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cholinergic
  • Dementia
  • Microtubules
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Secretase
  • Tau
  • Therapeutics
  • Tubulin
  • β-amyloid


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