Latest Serum amyloid P component Stories

2013-11-07 23:34:09

Solex LLC. (http://www.solex-biomedical.com) has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic visualization of amyloid burden in patients with amyloid-related diseases by using molecular imaging techniques. This 31 amino acid, synthetic peptide p5 can be easily produced for human use, and can be used in most hospitals world wide for the detection of Amyloidosis. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Solex LLC. has licensed a peptide-based technology for the diagnostic...

2012-03-30 12:57:54

The deposition of amyloid beta in the brain of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is the focus of much research into both its cause and treatment. While there may not be a consensus as to whether the deposition contributes to the disease or is a consequence of the disease, there is agreement that it is not favored thermodynamically, meaning that something else is promoting the process. Other proteins are often co-deposited in vivo with amyloid beta and one such protein is serum...

2009-04-14 14:27:50

British researchers have developed a new drug against Alzheimer's disease they say has shown promise in tests on a handful of patients, Reuters reported. The small molecule drug (called CPHPC) caused the disappearance of a protein called serum amyloid P component (SAP), thought to be involved in the disease, from the brains of five Alzheimer's patients who took it for three months, according researchers from the University College London. The team said SAP is always present in both the...

2009-04-14 08:06:11

New therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer's disease are urgently needed. Work led by Professor Mark Pepys FRS over more than 20 years has identified a protein known as serum amyloid P component (SAP) as a possible therapeutic target in Alzheimer's disease. In collaboration with Roche he developed a new small molecule drug, CPHPC, which specifically targets SAP and removes it from the blood. In the exciting new work reported now in the PNAS, the Pepys team together with Professor Martin Rossor...

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