Current Alzheimer Research

Debomoy K. Lahiri  
Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
Neuroscience Research Center
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Role of Fractalkine (CX3CL1) in Regulating Neuron-Microglia Interactions: Development of Viral-Based CX3CR1 Antagonists

Author(s): Wolfgang J. Streit, Christopher N. Davis, Jeffrey K. Harrison.


Blocking the effects of fractalkine therapeutically may regulate microglia cell activation and provide neuroprotection in the AD brain. A human herpesvirus 8-encoded chemokine, termed vMIP-II is a non-selective chemokine receptor antagonist (binding multiple chemokine receptors, including CX3CR1). By comparing vMIP-II and FKN, we have generated molecules that selectively antagonize CX3CR1 activation. The results from these studies will guide future development of therapeutic agents designed to modulate microglial activation with the goal of preventing or slowing the progression of AD.

Keywords: neuroinflammation, alzheimer, ’, s disease, cns, leukocytes, amyloid-beta (ab) protein, chemokines, g-protein coupled receptors, fkn receptor

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Article Details

Year: 2005
Page: [187 - 189]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1567205053585765
Price: $58