Aptamer Applications in Neuroscience

Ozturk, Meric
Nilsen-Hamilton, Marit
İlgü, Müslüm
Being the predominant cause of disability, neurological diseases have received much attention from the global health community. Over a billion people suffer from one of the following neurological disorders: dementia, epilepsy, stroke, migraine, meningitis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, prion disease, or brain tumors. The diagnosis and treatment options are limited for many of these diseases. Aptamers, being small and non-immunogenic nucleic acid molecules that are easy to chemically modify, offer potential diagnostic and theragnostic applications to meet these needs. This review covers pioneering studies in applying aptamers, which shows promise for future diagnostics and treatments of neurological disorders that pose increasingly dire worldwide health challenges.


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Cancer is a major health problem in developing world with mostly unsufficient treatment. Cancer prevention through dietary modification appears to be a practical and cost effective possibility. The aim of present study is to investigate the chemical components of “Urtica diocia,L (U. diocia) grown in Turkey” and the possible protective potential of its aqueous extract against breast cancer cell lines. U. diocia was extracted by maceration method which was performed for 6,12, 24, and 36 hours, at 50°C, 37°C,...
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Ravina, Kristine; Briggs, Denise I.; Kışlal, Sezen; Warraich, Zuha; Nguyen, Tiffany; Lam, Rachel K.; Zarembinski, Thomas I.; Shamloo, Mehrdad (2018-12-01)
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Potential therapeutics aimed at neural repair and functional recovery are limited in their blood-brain barrier permeability and may exert systemic or off-target effects. We examined the effects of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), delivered via an extended release HyStem (R)-C hydrogel implant or vehicle, on sensorimotor function, infarct volume, and neuroinflammation, following permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (d...
Citation Formats
M. Ozturk, M. Nilsen-Hamilton, and M. İlgü, “Aptamer Applications in Neuroscience,” PHARMACEUTICALS, vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 0–0, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/96011.