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Therapeutic strategies based on immunological hypotheses of Alzheimer’s disease

  • H.-J. Möller
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 54)

Summary

There are several findings demonstrating the importance of inflammatory or immunological processes in the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Several studies on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) give evidence for a therapeutic effect of these drugs in AD, among other the prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study on indomethacin, strongly support the therapeutic effect of these agents. Possibly also the therapeutic effects of propentofylline might be interpreted in the light of this theory.

Keywords

Alzheimer Disease Human Astrocytoma Cell Severe Behavioral Problem Vascular Dementia Group Mental Status Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-J. Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric HospitalLudwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichFederal Republic of Germany

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