A study on the therapeutic use of antibodies, published in the journal Science, may offer new hope for treating symptoms. Alzheimer’s. The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, United States.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of progressive dementia and mainly affects adults over the age of 65. Symptoms include poor memory, spatial and temporal disorientation, and changes in behavior.
The disease is caused by a malfunction of two proteins. Tau protein causes disruption of neuronal cells. The ß-amyloid protein forms plaques that collect in different parts of brain cells, preventing electrical impulses from flowing freely.
So far there is no specific treatment for the disease, but researchers at the University of Houston have found a promising treatment for the accumulation of ß-amyloid proteins.
They performed the tests with an antibody capable of stimulating the production of the receptor expressed in myeloid cells 2 (TREM2), which has been shown in previous studies to be an important factor in the expression of the disease.
With increased production of this receptor, brain cells were able to act more effectively, reducing the formation of protein plaques in tests. in a laboratory setting.
Tests were also performed with the antibody in mice modeling Alzheimer’s disease, and the results were promising. There was even an improvement in the rodents’ cognitive domain.
The studies will continue and the researchers hope that the results will continue to show good results and an effective and safe treatment for Alzheimer’s treatment will be demonstrated.
Source: Tec Mundo
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