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The trials investigates the changes of cerebral spinal fluid APPSα levels under oral therapy with acitretin 30mg daily in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.The present study aims to demonstrate an enhancement of the α-secretase activity by acitretin as measured by increased CSF APPSα levels in human AD. Second, the safety and tolerability of acitretin in AD patients should be proven.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Department of psychiatry and psychotherapy, University medical center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:34-0400
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