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Eckert 2012 Mol Neurobiol

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Eckert GP, Renner K, Eckert SH, Eckmann J, Hagl S, Abdel-Kader RM, Kurz C, Leuner K, Muller WE (2012) Mitochondrial dysfunction - a pharmacological target in Alzheimer's disease. Mol Neurobiol 46:136-50.

Β» PMID: 22552779

Eckert GP, Renner K, Eckert SH, Eckmann J, Hagl S, Abdel-Kader RM, Kurz C, Leuner K, Muller WE (2012) Mol Neurobiol

Abstract: Increasing evidences suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Alterations of mitochondrial efficiency and function are mainly related to alterations in mitochondrial content, amount of respiratory enzymes, or changes in enzyme activities leading to oxidative stress, mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening, and enhanced apoptosis. More recently, structural changes of the network are related to bioenergetic function, and its consequences are a matter of intensive research. Several mitochondria-targeting compounds with potential efficacy in AD including dimebon, methylene blue, piracetam, simvastatin, Ginkgo biloba, curcumin, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been identified. The majority of preclinical data indicate beneficial effects, whereas most controlled clinical trials did not meet the expectations. Since mitochondrial dysfunction represents an early event in disease progression, one reason for the disappointing clinical results could be that pharmacological interventions might came too late. Thus, more studies are needed that focus on therapeutic strategies starting before severe disease progress. β€’ Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, Dimebon, Methylene blue, Piracetam, Simvastatin, Ginkgo biloba, Curcumin, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

β€’ O2k-Network Lab: DE Frankfurt Mueller WE, DE Frankfurt Eckert GP, DE Giessen Eckert GP, DE Regensburg Renner-Sattler K

Labels: MiParea: Patients, Pharmacology;toxicology 

Stress:Mitochondrial disease  Organism: Human 

Preparation: Intact organism