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Recent Advancements in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Multitarget-directed Ligand Approach


Sumit Kumar, Amol Mahajan, Ramesh Ambatwar and Gopal L. Khatik*   Pages 1 - 31 ( 31 )


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease and one of the leading causes of progressive dementia, affecting 50 million people worldwide. Many pathogenic processes, including amyloid β aggregation, tau hyperphosphorylation, oxidative stress, neuronal death, and deterioration of the function of cholinergic neurons, are associated with its progression. The one-compound-one-target treatment paradigm was unsuccessful in treating AD due to the multifaceted nature of Alzheimer's disease. The recent development of multitarget-directed ligand research has been explored to target the complementary pathways associated with the disease. We aimed to find the key role and progress of MTDLs in treating AD; thus, we searched for the past ten years of literature on “Pub- Med”, “ScienceDirect”, “ACS” and “Bentham Science” using the keywords neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and multitarget-directed ligands. The literature was further filtered based on the quality of work and relevance to AD. Thus, this review highlights the current advancement and advantages of multitarget-directed ligands over traditional single-targeted drugs and recent progress in their development to treat AD.


Neurodegenerative diseases,Alzheimer's disease,Dementia,Multitarget-directed ligands,Brain,Amyloid protein.


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