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Development of anti-amyloid and anti-tau therapeutics based on the molecular mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease

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The present work is undertaken to enhance our understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Regarding anti-amyloid therapy, we seek to develop “ substrate-specific drug”, in which cleavage of APP (ßCTF) alone would be suppressed, whereas the cleavage of other substrates is not interfered with thus bringing few adverse effects. We also seek to clarify the role of Aß oligomer by characterizing the new APP mutation found in Japan, which is ready to form Aß oligomer but not fibrils. Finally, we test our hypothesis that unbalanced expression of tubulin and tau leads to tauopathy, and aim at exploring anti-tau therapeutics.

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Professor, Doshisha University
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Creation of a Novel Technology towards Diagnosis and Treatment based on Understanding of Molecular Pathogenesis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders
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