Infographic: Antibody Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists leverage the natural ability of antibodies to cross the blood-brain barrier and target proteins implicated in neurodegenerative disease.

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Sep 14, 2021
Tiffany Garbutt, PhD

Tiffany earned her PhD in Genetics from North Carolina State University, where she explored the effect of genetic background on the ability to derive induced pluripotent stem cells. She completed...

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Scientists once believed that the central nervous system and brain were inaccessible to antibody therapeutics. The blood-brain barrier, a highly selective border that guards entry into the brain, seemed impenetrable. Recent research suggests that naturally occurring antibodies within the body, called auto-antibodies, creep past the blood-brain barrier to target and destroy abnormal proteins in the brain. Now, scientists are developing innovative blood-brain-barrier crossing antibodies to treat neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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illustration by Greg Brewer
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