Koelsch G

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Full name : Koelsch Gerald

First name : Gerald

Mail : Alpharmagen South San Francisco CA 94080

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Country : USA

Email : gkoelsch@comentis.com

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Title : Poster: APN1125: A clinical stage alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist -
Author(s) : Koelsch G , Detke MJ , Stevens KE , Meltzer LT , Terry AV, Jr. , Callahan PM , Yoshimura RF , Bilcer G , Anderson PC , Ng J , Ng R , Kelly TA
Ref : Biochemical Pharmacology , 97 :636 , 2015
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Title : Poster: APN0417: A potent and efficacious alpha7 nAChR positive allosteric modulator -
Author(s) : Dasse O , Bilcer G , David Putman D , Ng R , Gee KW , Stevens KE , Tran M , Johnstone T , Yoshimura RF , Koelsch G , Kelly TA
Ref : Biochemical Pharmacology , 97 :636 , 2015
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Title : Beta-secretase inhibitor GRL-8234 rescues age-related cognitive decline in APP transgenic mice - Chang_2011_FASEB.J_25_775
Author(s) : Chang WP , Huang X , Downs D , Cirrito JR , Koelsch G , Holtzman DM , Ghosh AK , Tang J
Ref : FASEB Journal , 25 :775 , 2011
Abstract : Alzheimer disease is intimately linked to an excess amount of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain. Thus, therapeutic inhibition of Abeta production is an attractive clinical approach to treat this disease. Here we provide the first direct experimental evidence that the treatment of Tg2576 transgenic mice with an inhibitor of beta-secretase, GRL-8234, rescues the age-related cognitive decline. We demonstrated that the injected GRL-8234 effectively enters the brain and rapidly decreases soluble Abeta in the brain of Tg2576 mice. The rescue of cognition, which was observed only after long-term inhibitor treatment ranging from 5 to 7.5 mo, was associated with a decrease of brain amyloid-beta plaque load. We also found no accumulation of amyloid-beta precursor protein after several months of inhibitor treatment. These observations substantiate the idea that Abeta accumulation plays a major role in the cognitive decline of Tg2576 mice and support the concept of Abeta reduction therapy as a treatment of AD.
ESTHER : Chang_2011_FASEB.J_25_775
PubMedSearch : Chang_2011_FASEB.J_25_775
PubMedID: 21059748