A vervet nonhuman primate model may serve a role in helping to better understand Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • Aged vervets may be a valuable model to explore amyloid ß (Aß)-related mechanisms associated with the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology, as well as to test novel therapeutic strategies.

Why this matters

  • There is a great need for AD animal models that more closely replicate complex human disease to augment results obtained from rodent models.