Meanwhile, the animals' learning and memory improved. An excessive accumulation of this peptide eventually leads to the Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies known as beta-amyloid plaques.
Verubecestat is a small molecule inhibitor of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE1).
Dr Riqiang Yan, of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in the U.S., said: "To our knowledge, this is the first observation of such a dramatic reversal of amyloid deposition in any study of Alzheimer's disease mouse models".
We still may be some years away from an effective Alzheimer's disease treatment, but all is certainly not lost with many dedicated researchers still working hard to find potentially useful drug targets. Therefore, inhibiting it may cause some impairments as a side effect.
Just hours before this latest Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute study was published, another blow to the field came when Merck announced it was discontinuing a Phase 3 clinical trial into a drug called verubecestat, following a recommendation suggesting, "it was unlikely that positive benefit/risk could be established if the trial continued". The team from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in the USA detailed the findings in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
The results of this laboratory experiment have now been published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. To their surprise, the mice developed normally and appeared to remain perfectly healthy over time. The scientists then proceeded to breed them with other rodents that had Alzheimer's-like symptoms, such as a buildup of amyloid plaque in the brain.
Eli Lilly also dropped the method in 2013, but a year later joined forces with AstraZeneca to try another version in early-stage patients, a similar age to the mice tested in Yan's new study.
It raises hopes that drugs targeting BACE1 could successfully treat the disease in humans.
However, the study also found that the functioning of the synapses - that is, the spaces between neurons that facilitate their communication - was only partially restored.
The findings could be a game changer for the pharmaceutical industry, which has had a rough ride with BACE1 inhibitors - although some analysts claim Merck's failure suggests we are barking up the wrong tree. "Future studies should develop strategies to minimize synaptic deficiency resulting from significant inhibition of BACE1 to achieve maximum and optimal benefits for patients with Alzheimer's", says Yan.
These police recommendations come in wake of an ongoing campaign by Netanyahu to discharge the credibility of his investigators. "The coalition is stable, and no one, me or anyone else, has plans to go to elections", he declared in Tel Aviv.
Israel however destroyed almost half of President Bashar Assad's air defenses, according to military estimates. In turn, Syrian anti-aircraft managed to shoot down an Israeli aircraft that crashed in Northern Israel .
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The first club chairman in the Premier League to be sacked due to poor results has admitted his surprise at getting the chop. They have some respite from their league woes this weekend when they face fellow strugglers Southampton in the FA Cup.
Cuckler, an economist in the CMS Office of the Actuary, said Wednesday during a call with members of the media. Population growth and changing demographics account for the remainder of the projected average annual growth.
Raiders parting ways with Janikowski after 18-year run
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