Molecular Neurobiology

, Volume 56, Issue 10, pp 7032–7044 | Cite as

Molecular Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Geir BjørklundEmail author
  • Jan Aaseth
  • Maryam Dadar
  • Salvatore Chirumbolo


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is known as a devastating neurodegenerative disorder in aged subjects, which is related to multiple heterogeneous genetic factors. The two basic pathological aspects of AD are related to amyloid beta (Aβ) peptides and tau proteins. Some researchers have demonstrated plaques and tangles as apparently primary lesions. Also, experimental data propose that these two lesions are intimately related. In the present review, we highlight some molecular mechanisms linking tau and Aβ toxicities involving oxidative stress, aging, Aβ turnover, the contribution of thiol groups, and the role mitochondrial activities in the AD pathogenesis. Understanding the interplay of these mechanisms as parts of common pathophysiological pathways could reveal molecular targets to control or even treat AD.


Alzheimer’s disease Amyloid beta Tau protein Oxidative stress 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Council for Nutritional and Environmental MedicineMo i RanaNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Health and Social ScienceInland Norway University of Applied SciencesElverumNorway
  3. 3.Department of ResearchInnlandet Hospital TrustBrumunddalNorway
  4. 4.Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)Razi Vaccine and Serum Research InstituteKarajIran
  5. 5.Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement SciencesUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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