Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy
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Editors: Ahmad Salehi, Michael Rafii, Cristy Phillips

Series Title: Recent Advances in Alzheimer Research

Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy

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ISSN: 2452-2554 (Print)
ISSN: 2452-2562 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-139-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-138-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816810813801150101

Introduction

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting more than 5.8 million individuals worldwide. Down syndrome can be viewed as a complex multi-system disorder as it manifests into significant physical, psychological, and cognitive abnormalities in affected persons. With aging, most adults with Down syndrome develop the clinical and neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, no extant treatments have proven beneficial for cognitive dysfunction for either Down syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease. An incomplete understanding of the common pathogenic mechanisms that link these two disorders has limited researchers’ progress to this end. Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy is a novel attempt to fill this void, by summarizing the work of world-renowned scientists in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome, and thus providing an unprecedented opportunity to attract attention to Down syndrome as a tool for understanding the common molecular mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer’s disease and to develop new therapies for similar neurodegenerative disorders of the brain.

The book covers the fundamental pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms behind the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome affected individuals as well other key topics such as diagnosis and management, in vivo brain imaging studies, and progressive neurodegeneration of the monoaminergic system. The book concludes with a review of recent clinical trials of drugs designed to mitigate cognitive dysfunction in aging adults with Down syndrome and establishes a scientific warrant for the increased testing of candidate pharmacotherapies.

Common Pathogenic Mechanisms between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: Steps toward Therapy is a useful reference clinicians involved in treating Down syndrome patients as well as for neuroscience researchers seeking to understand the influence of a specific case of aneuploidy on Alzhemier’s disease incidence and its progression at the molecular level.

Preface

- Pp. i-iv (4)
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Acknowledgements

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List of Contributors

- Pp. vi-vii (2)
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The Management and Treatment of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Political and Ethical Issues

- Pp. 3-19 (17)
Betsy Pohlman

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Clinical Aspects of Down Syndrome with Alzheimer’s Disease Symptomatology

- Pp. 20-41 (22)
George Capone and Meghan O`Neill

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Dementia in People with Down Syndrome

- Pp. 42-68 (27)
Shoumitro Deb

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Managing Problem Behaviors in People with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer`s Disease

- Pp. 69-89 (21)
Shoumitro Deb

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Sleep Abnormalities in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Cognitive Consequences and New Therapeutic Strategies

- Pp. 90-115 (26)
Damien Colas

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Role of Seizures in the Pathophysiology of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

- Pp. 116-125 (10)
Sheffali Gulati, Biswaroop Chakrabarty and Rachana Dubey

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In Vivo Brain Imaging in Down Syndrome: Functional and Structural Similarities with Alzheimer’s Disease

- Pp. 126-150 (25)
Elizabeth Head, David Powell, Brian T. Gold, Ai-Ling Ling, Donna M. Wilcock and Frederick A. Schmitt

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Neuropathological Phenotype in Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome: Chemical Nature and Anatomical Localization

- Pp. 151-172 (22)
Laura J. Pulford, Sarah Müller, Frances K. Wiseman and Amy M. Pooler

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The Role of Inflammatory Processes in the Pathophysiology of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

- Pp. 173-188 (16)
Donna M. Wilcock and Elizabeth Head

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Mouse Models of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Similarities and Differences

- Pp. 189-248 (60)
Noemí Rueda and Carmen Martínez-Cué

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Role of APP in the Pathophysiology of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

- Pp. 249-272 (24)
Kumar Sambamurti, Miguel A. Pappolla, Debomoy K. Lahiri, Nigel H. Greig, Panneerselvam Chinnakannu, Ann-Charlotte Granholm and Vasudevaraju Padmaraju

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Evolution of Monoaminergic System Degeneration in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

- Pp. 273-291 (19)
Cristy Phillips, Atoossa Fahimi, Fatemeh S. Mojabi and Ahmad Salehi

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Overview of Recent Clinical Trials for Cognitive Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome

- Pp. 292-300 (9)
Michael S. Rafii

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Concluding Remarks

- Pp. 301-302 (2)
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Subject Index

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