Role of serotonin in Alzheimer's disease: a new therapeutic target?

Title

Role of serotonin in Alzheimer's disease: a new therapeutic target?

Creator

Geldenhuys Werner J; Van der Schyf Cornelis J

Publisher

CNS Drugs

Date

2011
2011-09

Description

Mounting evidence accumulated over the past few years indicates that the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a significant role in cognition. As a drug target, serotonin receptors have received notable attention due in particular to the role of several serotonin-receptor subclasses in cognition and memory. The intimate anatomical and neurochemical association of the serotonergic system with brain areas that regulate memory and learning has directed current drug discovery programmes to focus on this system as a major therapeutic drug target. Thus far, none of these programmes has yielded unambiguous data that suggest that any of the new drug entities possesses disease-modifying properties, and significantly more research in this promising area of investigation is required. Compounds are currently being investigated for activity against serotonin 5-HT(1), 5-HT(4) and

Subject

Humans; Animals; Serotonin/*metabolism; Clinical Trials as Topic; Alzheimer Disease/*drug therapy/*metabolism; Serotonin/*pharmacology/*therapeutic use; Clinical Trials; Receptors; Drug Evaluation; Preclinical; Alzheimer's Disease – Drug Therapy; Alzheimer's Disease – Metabolism; Cell Surface – Metabolism; Serotonin – Pharmacodynamics; Serotonin – Therapeutic Use

Rights

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Pages

765–781

Issue

9

Volume

25

Citation

Geldenhuys Werner J; Van der Schyf Cornelis J, “Role of serotonin in Alzheimer's disease: a new therapeutic target?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5066.

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