Michael Mullan Alzheimers Research


The Roskamp Institute is devoted to understanding causes of and finding cures for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions. Based in Sarasota, Florida, the Institute utilizes a broad range of scientific approaches to understanding the causes of and potential therapies for these disorders with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease.

Headed by Dr. Michael Mullan, the institute employs experienced and interdisciplinary scientists and technicians and houses state-of-the-art research labs and equipment to conduct scientific research. The quality of research performed at the institute reflects its motto: “Better science. Real discovery.”


Michael Mullan is a biomedical researcher of the β-amyloid protein and its relation to Alzheimer’s disease. Mullan’s Alzheimer research is well known among Biomedical Community. Dr. Mullan Alzheimer research work resulted in identifying the most widely known Swiss Mutation that is present in familial form. Transgenic Animal for Alzheimer Disease uses Swiss Mutation.

Dr. Mullan is currently the director[1] of the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida. Under Dr. Mullan’s guidelines the institute is carrying out cutting edge research in Alzheimer’s, Traumatic Brain Research, Gulf War Illness and other neuropsychiatric disorder.


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Newly Discovered Control Switch Key to Saving Cells from Untimely Death

Cell stress magnified by chronic disease

All of us undergo stress, but those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancers, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and neurological degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are at an increased level of danger due to a naturally occurring cell stress control mechanism. However, according to a newly released study, there is evidence of a pathway that can negate the cell death sentence, vastly improving the future for patients. Discovery of the pathway will enable the development of new drug therapies for treating chronic disease.

Cells under stress

Cellular stress caused by disease causes a malfunction of the process that shapes protein. The stress interferes with the normal manufacture of three-dimensional protein, creating instead misshapen or unfolded protein, the opposite of what is needed for a healthy system. An internal mechanism known as the unfolded protein response (UPR) kicks into action and performs a correction to the process. Usually this is the end of the story. But, if the UPR does not succeed, then it signals to the cells to self-destruct. The problem is that UPR can send the kill message even when the stress is negligible.

Newly discovered Nonsense-mediated RNA decay pathway (NMD) controls UPR

The buzz generated by San Diego School of Medicine researchers is due to the discovery of a new pathway that gives hope for regulating or even canceling the actions of the UPR. The study, which was published in EMBO Reports, found that when there is cell stress, two pathways, the UPR and the nonsense-mediated RNA decay pathway (NMD), intersect, and the actions of the UPR are controlled. This dual pathway intersection protects cells impacted by mild stress from being killed. Researchers believe that NMD can raise the threshold of cell stress so that UPR is not triggered when the stress is not harmful. At the same time, they say that the role of UPR to bring about cell death is not impeded by the NMD.

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  24. Donation Campaign – 36 hour giving challenge campaign Comments Off
  25. Anti-Tumoral Activity of a Short Decapeptide Fragment of the Alzheimer’s Abeta Peptide. Comments Off
  26. Impaired orthotopic glioma growth and vascularization in transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Comments Off
  27. Characterization and use of human brain microvascular endothelial cells to examine β-amyloid exchange in the blood-brain barrier. Bachmeier C, Mullan M, Paris D. Comments Off
  28. Depletion of CXCR2 inhibits γ-secretase activity and amyloid-β production in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease. Comments Off
  29. Selective antihypertensive dihydropyridines lower Aβ accumulation by targeting both the production and the clearance of Aβ across the blood-brain barrier. Comments Off
  30. Induction of drug efflux protein expression by venlafaxine but not desvenlafaxine. Comments Off
  31. Selective dihydropyiridine compounds facilitate the clearance of β-amyloid across the blood-brain barrier. Comments Off
  32. Feasibility of Predicting MCI/AD Using Neuropsychological Tests and Serum β-Amyloid. Comments Off
  33. Flavonoids lower Alzheimer’s Aβ production via an NFκB dependent mechanism. Comments Off
  34. Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida, have shown that an anatabine compound supplied by Rock Creek has beneficial effects on memory and learning in animal models of Alzheimer’s Disease. Michael Mullan, MD, Ph.D., CEO of the Roskamp Institute and his colleague, Dr. Daniel Paris, published these findings in October, 2011 in the European Journal of Pharmacology Comments Off
  35. Mike Mullan Alzheimer Researcher Comments on: Nicotine May Help Combat Memory Loss study by Dr. Newhouse Comments Off
  36. Identification of Plasma Biomarkers of TBI Outcome Using Proteomic Approaches in an APOE Mouse Model. Comments Off
  37. Anatabine lowers Alzheimer’s Aβ production in vitro and in vivo Comments Off
  38. Elevated CSF levels of TACE activity and soluble TNF receptors in subjects with mild cognitive impairment and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Comments Off
  39. Genetic deletion of TNF receptor suppresses excitatory synaptic transmission via reducing AMPA receptor synaptic localization in cortical neurons. Comments Off
  40. Proteomic CNS profile of delayed cognitive impairment in mice exposed to gulf war agents. Comments Off
  41. Institute targets in on Alzheimer’s Comments Off
  42. Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes Comments Off
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  44. Roskamp Institute on Gulf War Illness Comments Off
  45. The Roskamp Institute Battles Drug Abuse Comments Off
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  47. Roskamp Institute finds one of the genetic causes for Tourettes syndrome Comments Off
  48. Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute Welcomes U.S. Senator Bill Nelson Comments Off
  49. Dr. Mullan’s Alzheimer Research Offers Invaluable Insights On The Disease Comments Off
  50. Dr. Mullan’s Alzheimer Research Identified Various Genetic Variations Comments Off
  51. Family History of Alzheimer’s disease – what does it mean? Comments Off
  52. ß-amyloid exchage in the blood-brain barrier Comments Off
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  56. Research Highlights The Direct Causes Related To The Disease Comments Off
  57. Dr. Mullan’s Alzheimer Research Involved Studying Brain Proteins Comments Off
  58. Roskamp Institute researchers show that some antibodies but, not others may be helpful in removing the Alzheimer amyloid from the brain of Alzheimer’s sufferers. Comments Off
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  60. The Roskamp Institute investigates the role of anatabine in lowering Alzheimer’s Abeta levels. Comments Off
  61. Alzheimer Research Institute Headed By Dr. Michael Mullan Featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune : Roskamp Institute research could help veterans Comments Off
  62. Dr. Mullan Alzheimer Presentation at Pines of Sarasota Comments Off
  63. Roskamp Institute Celebrated Veterans Day with a seminar by Alzheimer Researcher Dr. Michael Mullan Comments Off
  64. Alzheimer Expert Dr. Mullan’s comments on CD40L induces Abeta production via signaling by the granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) Comments Off
  65. Alzheimer Researcher Dr. Michael Mullans Note on Potent anti-angiogenic motifs within the Alzheimer beta-amyloid peptide. Comments Off
  66. Effect of NSAIDS on cognitive ability of Alzheimer’s Patient — Comment by Alzheimer Researcher Mullan Comments Off
  67. Dr. Mullan’s Alzheimer Research Notes on NSAIDS and their effect on Alzheimers disease Comments Off
  68. Roskamp Institute Gulf War Illness research program Comments Off
  69. Event: Journal Club “Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1 expression is regulated by β-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme-1–neuregulin cascade” Comments Off
  70. Event: Journal Club “The effect of encapsulated VEGF-secreting cells on brain amyloid load and behavioral impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease” Comments Off
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  74. Event: Journal Club “NF-jB activity affects learning in aversive tasks: Possible actions via modulation of the stress axis” Comments Off
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  77. Event Journal Club:Amyloid-β and tau synergistically impair the oxidative phosphorylation system in triple transgenic Alzheimer’s disease mice Comments Off
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  88. Anti-Tumoral Activity of a Short Decapeptide Fragment of the Alzheimer’s Abeta Peptide Comments Off
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  90. CD40/CD40L interaction induces Abeta production and increases gamma-secretase activity independently of tumor necrosis factor receptor associated factor (TRAF) signaling. Comments Off
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  106. Roskamp Institute Scientist Awarded a grant from the Alzheimers Association to investigate a novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Comments Off
  107. Roskamp Institute Identifies New Class of Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease. Comments Off
  108. Roskamp Institute Announces Enrollment of First Students to Participate in its Innovative Research Doctorate Program Comments Off
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  110. Local Researchers at Roskamp Institute to Test Investigational Gammaglobulin Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease Comments Off
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  128. The granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) regulates amyloid production Comments Off
  129. Potent antiangiogenic motif in amyloid beta Comments Off
  130. CD40L induces Abeta production via signaling by the granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) Comments Off
  131. Potent anti-angiogenic motifs within the Alzheimer beta-amyloid peptide Comments Off
  132. Effect of NSAIDS on cognitive ability of Alzheimer’s Patients Comments Off
  133. NSAIDS and their effect on Alzheimers disease Comments Off
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  145. Roskamp Institute Studying Potential Usefulness of Beta-amyloid in Treating Alzheimer’s Comments Off
  146. Nilvadipine an anti-hypertensive drug, as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease Comments Off
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  179. The Roskamp Institute is Participating in a New Phase III MS Study Comments Off
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