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Gold Nanoparticles in Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Senthilkumar Sivanesan
  • Shanmugam Rajeshkumar
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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles are one of the most important nanoparticles with many applications in diagnosis such as tumor markers detection, microbial pathogen detection, and many imaging techniques and therapies like gene therapy, cancer therapy, and drug delivery systems. Apart from this, these are also used in information technology and many electronic and communication technologies. Delivering of drug across the blood brain is a major problem in the neurodegenerative diseases majorly Parkinson and Alzheimer’s diseases. The gold nanoparticles are golden opportunities in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and drug delivery in the blood-brain barriers and inducing the neuronal activities. This chapter clearly explains about the gold nanoparticles and its very clear applications in the blood-brain barrier hurdle to treat neurodegenerative diseases, biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, diagnostics targeting, and inhibiting amyloid fibrils in AD and role of gold nanoparticles in the Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

Keywords

Gold nanoparticles Characterization Alzheimer’s disease Neuron Neurodegenerative disease Treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senthilkumar Sivanesan
    • 1
  • Shanmugam Rajeshkumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Research and DevelopmentSaveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS)ChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Nanomedicine Laboratory, Department of PharmacologySaveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS)ChennaiIndia

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