Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease

Sonya Vasto, Giuseppina Candore, Florinda Listì, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Giuseppina Colonna-Romano, Marco Malavolta, Domenico Lio, Domenico Nuzzo, Eugenio Mocchegiani, Danilo Di Bona, Calogero Caruso

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Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a heterogeneous and progressive neurodegenerative disease which in Western society mainly accounts for clinical dementia. AD has been linked to inflammation and metal biological pathway. Neuro-pathological hallmarks are senile plaques, resulting from the accumulation of several proteins and an inflammatory reaction around deposits of amyloid, a fibrillar protein, Aβ, product of cleavage of a much larger protein, the β-amyloid precursor protein (APP) and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid deposition, due to the accumulation of Aβ peptide, is the main pathogenetic mechanism. Inflammation clearly occurs in pathologically vulnerable regions of AD and several inflammatory factors influencing AD development, i.e. environmental factors (pro-inflammatory phenotype) and/or genetic factors (pro-inflammatory genotype) have been described. At the biochemical level metals such as zinc are known to accelerate the aggregation of the amyloid peptide and play a role in the control of inflammatory responses. In particular, zinc availability may regulate mRNA cytokine expression, so influencing inflammatory network phenotypic expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-105
Number of pages10
JournalBrain Research Reviews
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Zinc
Alzheimer Disease
Inflammation
Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor
Amyloid Plaques
Amyloid
Genes
Metals
Peptides
Neurofibrillary Tangles
Staphylococcal Protein A
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dementia
Genotype
Cytokines
Phenotype
Messenger RNA
Proteins

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Immunogenetic
  • Inflammation
  • Zinc

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Vasto, S., Candore, G., Listì, F., Balistreri, C. R., Colonna-Romano, G., Malavolta, M., ... Caruso, C. (2008). Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research Reviews, 58(1), 96-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresrev.2007.12.001

Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease. / Vasto, Sonya; Candore, Giuseppina; Listì, Florinda; Balistreri, Carmela Rita; Colonna-Romano, Giuseppina; Malavolta, Marco; Lio, Domenico; Nuzzo, Domenico; Mocchegiani, Eugenio; Di Bona, Danilo; Caruso, Calogero.

In: Brain Research Reviews, Vol. 58, No. 1, 06.2008, p. 96-105.

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Vasto, S, Candore, G, Listì, F, Balistreri, CR, Colonna-Romano, G, Malavolta, M, Lio, D, Nuzzo, D, Mocchegiani, E, Di Bona, D & Caruso, C 2008, 'Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease', Brain Research Reviews, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 96-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresrev.2007.12.001
Vasto S, Candore G, Listì F, Balistreri CR, Colonna-Romano G, Malavolta M et al. Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research Reviews. 2008 Jun;58(1):96-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresrev.2007.12.001
Vasto, Sonya ; Candore, Giuseppina ; Listì, Florinda ; Balistreri, Carmela Rita ; Colonna-Romano, Giuseppina ; Malavolta, Marco ; Lio, Domenico ; Nuzzo, Domenico ; Mocchegiani, Eugenio ; Di Bona, Danilo ; Caruso, Calogero. / Inflammation, genes and zinc in Alzheimer's disease. In: Brain Research Reviews. 2008 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 96-105.
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