This database contains 6 studies, archived under the term: "amyloid precursor protein secretases"
Amyloid-β(1-15/16) as a marker for γ-secretase inhibition in Alzheimer’s disease
Amyloid-β (Aβ) producing enzymes are key targets for disease-modifying Alzheimer’s disease (AD) therapies since Aβ trafficking is at the core of AD pathogenesis. Development of such drugs might benefit from the identification of markers indicating in vivo drug effects in the central nervous system. We have previously shown that Aβ(1-15) is produced by concerted β-and […]
Increased CSF APPs-α levels in patients with Alzheimer disease treated with acitretin
Objective: We investigated induction of α-secretase A disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) by the synthetic retinoid acitretin (Neotigason; Actavis, München-Riem, Germany) in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease (AD) via measurement of CSF content of α-secretase-derived amyloid precursor protein (APPs-α).; Methods: Twenty-one patients clinically diagnosed with mild to moderate AD received acitretin (30 mg […]
A phase 3 trial of semagacestat for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the presence of cortical amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein plaques, which result from the sequential action of β-secretase and γ-secretase on amyloid precursor protein. Semagacestat is a small-molecule γ-secretase inhibitor that was developed as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.; Methods: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in which 1537 patients […]