ALZHEIMER - New therapeutic target discovered for Alzheimer's disease

A team of scientists report that cathepsin B gene knockout or its reduction by an enzyme inhibitor blocks creation of key neurotoxic pGlu-Abeta peptides linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moreover, the candidate inhibitor drug has been shown to be safe in humans ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140317155207.ht