Anno2015
AutoriSgarbossa A.; Giacomazza D.; Di Carlo M.
AbstractAlzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the deposition of extracellular amyloid-beta peptide (A?) and intracellular neurofibrillar tangles, associated with loss of neurons in the brain and consequent learning and memory deficits. A? is the major component of the senile plaques and is believed to play a central role in the development and progress of AD both in oligomer and fibril forms. Inhibition of the formation of A? fibrils as well as the destabilization of preformed A? in the Central Nervous System (CNS) would be an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of AD Moreover, a large number of studies indicate that oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction may play an important role in AD and their suppression or reduction via antioxidant use could be a promising preventive or therapeutic intervention for AD patients. Many antioxidant compounds have been demonstrated to protect the brain from A? neurotoxicity. Ferulic acid (FA) is an antioxidant naturally present in plant cell walls with anti-inflammatory activities and it is able to act as a free radical scavenger. Here we present the role of FA as inhibitor or disaggregating agent of amyloid structures as well as its effects on biological models.
RivistaNutrients
ISSN2072-6643
Impact factor0
Volume7
Pagina inizio5764
Pagina fine5782
Autori IBFAntonella SGARBOSSA, Daniela GIACOMAZZA
Linee di Ricerca IBFMD.P01.002.001
Sedi IBFIBF.PI, IBF.PA