Researchers found that gradually reducing an enzyme called BACE1 in the brain can undo damage caused by the illness. "We are grateful to the patients and caregivers who participated in this study, and despite this outcome, Merck remains committed to developing novel therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases".
The study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease focused on a type of brain tissue called white matter, which is composed of millions of bundles of nerve fibres used by neurons to communicate across the brain.
Other teams at the institute are also designing tests for the early detection of dementia risk and looking for ways to slow or prevent the spread of toxic proteins such as beta-amyloid and tau, which destroy certain nerve cells in the brain. "Future studies should develop strategies to minimize synaptic deficiency resulting from significant inhibition of BACE1 to achieve maximum and optimal benefits for patients with Alzheimer's", says Yan.
Already aware of the Merck failure, Yan told Daily Mail Online last night that he still believes BACE1 is the answer to preventing and treating Alzheimer's.
Verubecestat is a small molecule inhibitor of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE1).
There was one ringing endorsement this morning for BACE1 as a prospect to tackle Alzheimer's: a team at Cleveland Clinic published a paper showing they had successfully reversed Alzheimer's in a middle-aged lab mouse. In many trials, mice completely lacking BACE1 suffer severe neurodevelopmental defects.
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Lead scientist Dr Riqiang Yan, from the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, said: "To our knowledge, this is the first observation of such a dramatic reversal of amyloid deposition in any study of Alzheimer's disease mouse models".
Drugs that inhibit BACE1 are therefore being developed as potential Alzheimer's disease treatments. These mice developed in a normal, healthy manner.
Sustained and increasing BACE1 inhibition can reverse amyloid deposition in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online February 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. By the end of the study, the mice offspring showed absolutely no plaques at all in their brain.
On Tuesday, Merck announced in a statement that it has pulled the plug on a trial with patients given either a placebo, or 12mg or 40mg of verubecestat, once a day.
Despite some compelling recent scientific breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research over the past year, several high-profile clinical trial failures have resulted in some big companies pulling back their investments in the area.
Biogen and Eisai are also in advanced clinical trials testing a similar but subtly different BACE inhibitor - E2609 - in early-stage patients. It involves more than 600 older adults at high risk to develop Alzheimer's disease.
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