BioMed Research International

BioMed Research International / 2002 / Article

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Volume 2 |Article ID 542340 |

George Perry, Adam D. Cash, Mark A. Smith, "Alzheimer Disease and Oxidative Stress", BioMed Research International, vol. 2, Article ID 542340, 4 pages, 2002.

Alzheimer Disease and Oxidative Stress

Received11 Feb 2002
Accepted18 Mar 2002


Research in Alzheimer disease has recently demonstrated compelling evidence on the importance of oxidative processes in its pathogenesis. Cellular changes show that oxidative stress is an event that precedes the appearance of the hallmark pathologies of the disease, neurofibrillary tangles, and senile plaques. While it is still unclear what the initial source of the oxidative stress is in Alzheimer disease, it is likely that the process is highly dependent on redox-active transition metals such as iron and copper. Further investigation into the role that oxidative stress mechanisms seem to play in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease may lead to novel clinical interventions.

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