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Tacrine-Natural-Product Hybrids for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy

[ Vol. 27 , Issue. 26 ]


María Jesús Oset-Gasque* and José Luis Marco-Contelles   Pages 4392 - 4400 ( 9 )


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex, neurodegenerative pathology showing, among others, high cholinergic and neurotransmitter deficits, oxidative stress, inflammation, Aβ-aggregation resulting in senile plaques formation, and hyperphosphorylation of tau-protein leading to neurofibrillary tangles. Due to its multifactorial and complex nature, multitarget directed small-molecules able to simultaneously inhibit or bind diverse biological targets involved in the progress and development of AD are considered now the best therapeutic strategy to design new compounds for AD therapy. Among them, tacrine is a very well known standard-gold ligand, and natural products have been a traditional source of new agents for diverse therapeutic treatments. In this review, we will update recent developments of multitarget tacrinenatural products hybrids for AD therapy.


Acetylcholinesterase, Alzheimer's disease, antioxidants, butyrylcholinesterase, multitarget-directed ligands, natural products, tacrine.


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry (IQOG, CSIC) 3, Juan de la Cierva, 28006 Madrid

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