Monday, July 9, 2018

Review of use of various model organisms for Alzheimer's-related research

Sharma N, Khurana N, Muthuraman A. Lower vertebrate and invertebrate models of Alzheimer's disease - A review. Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Nov 15;815:312-323. PMID: 28943103.

From the abstract: "Alzheimer's disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder ... various lower chordate animals like Danio rerio, Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis elegans and Ciona intestinalis have been proved to be an important model for the in vivo determination of targets of drugs with least limitations. In this article, we reviewed different studies conducted on theses models for the better understanding of the pathophysiology of AD and their subsequent application as a potential tool in the preclinical evaluation of new drugs."

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