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Reports from Chonnam National University Add New Data to Findings in Alzheimer Disease (Pineal Gland Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s Disease: Relationship With the Immune-pineal Axis, Sleep Disturbance, and Neurogenesis)

South Korea Daily Report


2019 AUG 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at South Korea Daily Report -- Research findings on Neurodegenerative Diseases and Conditions - Alzheimer Disease are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Hwasun, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a globally common neurodegenerative disease, which is accompanied by alterations to various lifestyle patterns, such as sleep disturbance. The pineal gland is the primary endocrine organ that secretes hormones, such as melatonin, and controls the circadian rhythms.”

Financial support for this research came from Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Chonnam National University, “The decrease in pineal gland volume and pineal calcification leads to the reduction of melatonin production. Melatonin has been reported to have multiple roles in the central nervous system (CNS), including improving neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity, suppressing neuroinflammation, enhancing memory function, and protecting against oxidative stress. Recently, reduced pineal gland volume and pineal calcification, accompanied by cognitive decline and sleep disturbances have been observed in AD patients. Here, I review current significant evidence of the contribution of pineal dysfunction in AD to the progress of AD neuropathology.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “I suggest new insights to understanding the relationship between AD pathogenesis and pineal gland function.”

For more information on this research see: Pineal Gland Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s Disease: Relationship With the Immune-pineal Axis, Sleep Disturbance, and Neurogenesis. Molecular Neurodegeneration, 2019;14():. Molecular Neurodegeneration can be contacted at: Bmc, Campus, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (BioMed Central -; Molecular Neurodegeneration -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Song, Chonnam National University, School of Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy, Hwasun 58128, Jeollanam Do, South Korea.

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