Alzheimer's disease - A dysfunction in cholesterol and lipid metabolism

Walter J. Lukiw, Miguel Pappolla, Ricardo Palacios Pelaez, Nicolas G. Bazan

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1. Strong etiological association exists between dysfunctional metabolism of brain lipids, age-related changes in the cerebral vasculature and neurodegenerative features characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. 2. In this short review, recent experimental evidence for these associations is further discussed below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-483
Number of pages9
JournalCellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Alzheimer
  • Amyloid
  • Cholesterol
  • Lipids
  • Oxidation
  • Statins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cell Biology


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