a molecular marker that tracks the progression of Alzheimer’s in PET scans more effectively than other markers
- fibroblast growth factor-2
a mitogen that stimulates proliferation of hippocampal progenitor cells.
is a water-soluble B vitamin occurring naturally in food, especially green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and juices, whole wheat bread and dry beans. Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate. Low levels of folate are associated with high levels of homocysteine.
a protein involved in memory
- frontotemporal dementia
an umbrella term for a group of disorders characterized by atrophy in parts of the frontal and temporal lobes; often mistaken for Alzheimer's, although it tends to occur earlier and affects personality and behavior more than memory initially. The second most common form of dementia in patients under 65.
an enzyme located at the synapses, where it regulates the activity of several memory-related proteins; increases in Fyn activity significantly increase the susceptibility of hippocampal granule cells to amyloid beta-induced depletion of memory proteins.
Glossary of neurological terms
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