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Is there a connection between gleevec (imatinib) and dementia?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: As above

I am not aware of it. So my answer unlikely.

In brief: As above

I am not aware of it. So my answer unlikely.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Researchers discovered better understanding the effect of Gleevec (imatinib) on alzheimer's disease in lab model.
Gleevec (imatinib) does not penetrate into the blood-brain-barrier. Therefore they found a new chemical pathway that possibly treat for alzheimer's disease called gsap - gamma secretase activiting protein. Please note that Gleevec (imatinib) is not the treatment, even off label, for alzheimer's diease.

In brief: See below

Researchers discovered better understanding the effect of Gleevec (imatinib) on alzheimer's disease in lab model.
Gleevec (imatinib) does not penetrate into the blood-brain-barrier. Therefore they found a new chemical pathway that possibly treat for alzheimer's disease called gsap - gamma secretase activiting protein. Please note that Gleevec (imatinib) is not the treatment, even off label, for alzheimer's diease.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Thank
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