Deacetylation is a wide and complex epigenetic mechanism, which could involve undesired targets. The use of specific compounds to obtain epigenetic silencing of genes in AD treatment is much more preferable and safe. We published several papers in which we show the involvement of gene methylation in AD pathology.
Fuso A, Nicolia V, Cavallaro RA, Ricceri L, D'Anselmi F, Coluccia P, Calamandrei G, Scarpa S. B-vitamin deprivation induces hyperhomocysteinemia and brain S-adenosylhomocysteine, depletes brain S-adenosylmethionine, and enhances PS1 and BACE expression and amyloid-beta deposition in mice. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2008 Apr;37(4):731-46. Abstract
Cavallaro RA, Fuso A, D'Anselmi F, Seminara L, Scarpa S. The effect of S-adenosylmethionine on CNS gene expression studied by cDNA microarray analysis. J Alzheimers Dis. 2006 Aug;9(4):415-9. Abstract
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