Compounds for Treating Alzheimer's Disease and for Inhibiting Beta-Amyloid Peptide Production (Englisch)

2004
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The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating and preventing Alzheimer's disease by administering to a subject an effective amount of a dammarane or ginsenoside compound. The invention also provides compositions and methods for modulating beta-amyloid protein production, including A(beta)42 in a cell. The invention further provides compositions and methods for treating and preventing neurodegeneration by administering to a subject an effective amount of a dammarane or ginsenoside compound. Additionally, the invention provides kits for use in treating and/or preventing Alzheimer's disease and neurodegeneration, as well as for reducing the production of beta-amyloid protein.