Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0401

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Iyiola TO

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  • Research Article

    Author(s): Taiwo FO, Obuotor EM, Olawuni IJ, Ikechukwu DA and Iyiola TOTaiwo FO, Obuotor EM, Olawuni IJ, Ikechukwu DA and Iyiola TO

    Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease which occurs due to lower levels of acetylcholine neurotransmitters, and results in a gradual decline in memory and other cognitive processes. Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase have been reported to be the primary regulators of the acetylcholine levels in the brain. Evidence shows that acetylcholinesterase activity decreases in Alzheimer’s disease, while activity of butyrylcholinesterase elevate in advanced Alzheimer’s disease, which suggests a key involvement of butyrylcholinesterase in acetylcholine hydrolysis during Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. In order to sustain the level of remaining acetylcholine, acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors may be used. Therefore, inhibiting the activity of butyrylcholinesterase may be an effective way to control Alzhei.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0401.1000181

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