By Prof. Dr. B. J. Hoffer, L. Olson (auth.), Prof. Dr. Y. Mizuno, Prof. Dr. M. B. H. Youdim, Prof. Dr. D. B. Calne, Dr. R. Horowski, Prof. Dr. W. Poewe, Prof. Dr. P. Riederer (eds.)

Neurodegeneration is among the most vital matters of the research now and within the coming twenty first century. Alzheimer's disorder is the top reason for dementia within the aged humans and Parkinson's sickness is among the significant neurologic problems with the superiority among 1 and 2/1 000 inhabitants in complicated international locations. Many others are being affected by intractable neurodegener­ ative issues resembling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's sickness, or spinocerebellar degeneration. No actually powerful remedy is accessible for any of those neurodegenerative problems aside from Parkinson's illness; even in Parkinson's affliction, nonetheless it's most unlikely to decelerate the affliction procedure with the at the moment to be had remedy. it really is urgently had to improve new potent strategy to halt or decelerate the illness technique in every one of these problems. contemporary strengthen within the molecular organic and molecular genetic procedure has introduced us nice development within the realizing of etiology and pathogenesis of those issues, yet nonetheless it's not identified how neurons are going to die in those problems. To discover the query, mutual cooperation and trade of rules among uncomplicated scientists and scientific peoples are of extreme importance.

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1993). This approach would also avoid possible difficulties arising from the flooding of the system with too much of a neurotrophin which in itself might have adverse effects. NGF infusions have indeed been shown to be able to cause hypophagia or hyperalgesia. Although these side effects can probably be well tolerated they have anyway been taken into account in planing eg clinical trials (Olson, 1993). A more serious effects of NGF given in vivo might be the hyperinnervation of responsive neurons seen in some experiments (Olson, 1993).

The evaluation of the efficacy and the benefits of the various neurotrophic factors in motoneuron degeneration have to await the results of the on-going studies performed both in experimental animals and in clinical trials. It might be that in some of the future clinical approaches a combination therapy is preferred since some of the factors increase motoneuron survival in an additive manner at least in culture. Mouse genetic models of neurodegeneration There are a number of mouse mutants exhibiting changes in the morphology and function of the brain.

1993). g. transgenic animals expressing some of the mutant forms of amyloid ~-protein which is found in some of the familial cases of Alzheimer's disease. The transgenic approach with overexpression of APP in 40 D. Lindholm various parts of brain might give useful information of the role of this protein in the disease process. There are nowadays also a variety of cell-specific promoters available by which the expression can be tailed to occur in specific brain cells or even in a subtype of neurons.

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