A pathogen of Dental and periodontal diseases, could play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. This has found an international team of researchers now and in the animal experiment is already a success in the treatment shown.
A bacterium, the Tooth and gum disorders, could also play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. This has found an international team of researchers now. The scientists discovered the bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivalis in both diseased teeth and inflamed gums, as well as in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients and suspect that there is a direct connection.
This you could demonstrate in animal experiments: oral infection with the bacteria, it is accumulated in the brain of mice and Beta-Amyloid-formed deposits. This, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s disease.
Drug to stop infections in the brain
Jan Potempa from the University of Louisville reported: “We now have strong evidence linking Porphyromonas gingivalis with the development of Alzheimer’s.” However, further research in this area is needed to corroborate the new findings.
The Team published its study in the journal “Science Advances”. The pharmaceutical companies Cortexyme was involved. It had developed a drug that could stop the infection in the brain of Alzheimer’s mice. Also clinical studies have already begun. You should test the medium on people.