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    Title: Management of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease: Focus on memantine
    Authors: 陳持平;Chen, Chih-Ping
    Contributors: 生物科技學系
    Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease;Excitotoxicity;IRES;Memantine;NMDA receptors
    Date: 2011-12
    Issue Date: 2012-11-23 17:17:02 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and one of the principal causes leading to death around the world. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that still remains without definite cure. Memantine, a licensed AD drug, is an open-channel and partial trapping blocker that functions as a potent NMDA receptor antagonist, even at low concentrations. Aside from being uncompetitive, it also allows near-normal physiological NMDA receptor activity throughout the brain even with high glutamate concentrations, making it more reliable and tolerable than other AD-targeted drugs. It has also been found to be effective, safe, and well-tolerated in animal models as well as patients with moderate-to-severe AD. Aside from NMDA receptor antagonism, numerous studies have reported that memantine can also affect dopamine receptors, block excessive calcium influx and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by Aβ oligomers, and inhibit the internal ribosome entry site (IRES), thus preventing the expression of the amyloid precursor and tau proteins which are considered as early indicators of Alzheimer's.
    Relation: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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