conformational disease

conformational disease

a general term for a number of disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Pick's disease, caused by mutations in the structure of specific proteins, leading to the aggregation and deposition of abnormal proteins.
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AC Immune is a privately held company focusing on the development of therapies against Alzheimer's disease, a so-called conformational disease.
Beta-amyloid constitutes an important target for disease-modification of Alzheimer's disease, a so-called conformational disease.
Stress induced by accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is observed in many diseases which are now recognized as protein conformational diseases, including genetic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and retinal degenerative diseases.
The Nature Chemical Biology paper is titled "Small-Molecule Proteostasis Regulators for Protein Conformational Diseases.
They have found a process by which proteins with a tendency to cause conformational diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy, etc.
Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency--a model for conformational diseases.
In recent years our understanding of the nature of spontaneous protein aggregation has increased greatly because of its importance in the pathogenesis of conformational diseases such as amyloidosis, Alzheimer's disease and the spongieform encephalopathies.
Identification of bistable network topologies associated with toxic aggregation thresholds found in conformational diseases
AC Immune's SupraAntigen(TM) technology has proven potential for conformation-specific immunotherapy of Alzheimer's Disease and opens possibilities for the treatment of other conformational diseases," said Andreas Muhs.
There is an outstanding market opportunity in Alzheimer's and conformational diseases, said Martin Velasco, Chairman of the Board of AC Immune.
Alpha-l-antitrypsin deficiency--a model for conformational diseases.