Over the past several years, there has been enormous progress in generating transgenic mice that model aspects of human neurodegenerative diseases. These studies build upon the efforts of molecular geneticists who have identified a number of genes that, when mutated, cause familial forms of these diseases. In this review, we focus on the mutations that cause familial forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and transgenic mouse models that develop clinical and pathological abnormalities resembling those occurring in the human diseases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Clinical Neurology