Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the most common neurodegenerative diseases. In 2016, approximately 5.4 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Neurodegenerative diseases occur when nerve cells in the brain or peripheral nervous system lose function over time and ultimately die. In this lecture regenerative peptides for the brain Cerbrolsyin, BPC-157, Semax, Selank and Thymosin Beta 4 will be reviewed. Some of the peptides listed have been shown to increase Brain Derived Neurotrophic factor (BDNF) to help with nerve cell regeneration. It is noted that patients with Alzheimer’s have low BDNF and improving BDNF can help with cognition. Other pathways will be discussed in improving cognition.
- Discuss where Cerebrolysin is derived from and which countries have been using Cerebrolyin.
- Explain the difference between Semax and Selank and which genes are affected with them.
- Formulate a plan to help with improving cognition.