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CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5273
ISSN (Online): 1996-3181

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Cellular Senescence and ApoE4: Their Repercussions in Alzheimer’s Disease

Author(s): Angeles C. Tecalco-Cruz*, Jesús Zepeda-Cervantes, Lilia López-Canovas, Josué Oriando Ramírez-Jarquín, José Pedraza-Chaverrí and Alfredo Briones-Herrera

Volume 20, Issue 9, 2021

Published on: 27 June, 2021

Page: [778 - 785] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1871527320666210628102721

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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is characterized by progressive memory loss due to neurodegeneration that occurs mainly during aging. The accumulation of senescent cells has been related to aging. Furthermore, the expression of the variant ApoE ε4 is a critical risk factor for AD. Some events that occur in senescence, such as the secretion of pro-inflammatory molecules, and metabolic and epigenetic changes, in addition to the detection of ApoE4, may accelerate the progression of AD. Here, we discuss the implications of cellular senescence and the ApoE variants in AD. Molecular studies of these risk factors for AD may hence be pivotal to define new biomarkers and novel therapeutic strategies for this neurodegenerative pathology.

Keywords: Alzheimer, ApoE, senescence, aging, neurodegeneration, AD progression.

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