Researchers at Lille University Hospital found that a molecule derived from caffeine can fight Alzheimer's disease.
Many families experience sadness when they see a loved one losing memory and experiencing the decline of all their memories. The aching pain experienced by the relatives of the patient because of this disease is still incurable to this day. However, after several years of testing and research, researchers were able to detect the beneficial effects of the molecule derived from caffeine about a patient with Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. David Bloom, at the beginning of this study, conducted his research in collaboration with European researchers from Lisbon and Bonn in the Inserm laboratory at the University of Lille.
Caffeine blocks damaged receptors
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease that causes the degradation of the A2AR receptors. They no longer work properly and interfere with good communication between neurons.Thus, researchers have developed an artificial molecule derived from caffeine. The latter will be beneficial to the receptors in the brain.
It will target and act directly on dysfunctional receptors. Dr. Blum says: “If caffeine is the key, then the recipient is the key. Therefore, we wanted to mimic the effects of caffeine by testing a molecule that can block A2AR. The goal was to demonstrate the therapeutic interest of this molecule in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. "
This scientific study was published in Frontiers at Moelcular Neuroscience last July.
Will we find a real cure for Alzheimer's disease?
Previously, researchers have shown that pure caffeine has a beneficial effect on the cognitive degradation of people with Alzheimer's disease. We should drink three to four cups a day to ensure our good health.
“Most experimental studies are in the sense that caffeine can be a medicine in itself. "
Approved by the study leader. Unfortunately, before the first clinical trials in humans it will take some time.
“To conduct a clinical trial, you must apply for funding and collect files, it will take time. He concludes.
Hopefully, one day, scientists will find the necessary means to eradicate this disease!