Summary and Info
A panel of highly skilled investigators describe in detail their state-of-the-art biochemical, cell biological, and molecular biological techniques for studying the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease. These readily reproducible, step-by-step methods focus on work with the amyloid precursor protein and the amyloidogenic peptide A?, but also include-with the recent identification of presenilin proteins-techniques for determining the structure and biological function of these proteins. In addition, there are chapters covering the tau protein and its role in Alzheimer's disease, as well as an introductory discussion of the history of the disease, its genetic basis, and the currently available and possible future therapeutic agents. Cutting-edge and wide ranging, Alzheimer's Disease: Methods and Protocols provides ready access to proven, reproducible methods for elucidating the molecular basis of this most common senile dementia.