National Dementia BioBank: A Strategy for the Diagnosis and Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases in México

Aldelmo Emmanuel Reyes-Pablo, B. Berenice Campa-Córdoba, Nabil Itzi Luna-Viramontes, Miguel Angel Ontiveros-Torres, Ignacio Villanueva-Fierro, Marely Bravo-Muñoz, Bárbara Sáenz-Ibarra, Oralia Barbosa, Parménides Guadarrama-Ortíz, Linda Garcés-Ramírez, Fidel de la Cruz, Charles R. Harrington, Sandra Martínez-Robles, Erik González-Ballesteros, George Perry, Mar Pacheco-Herrero, José Luna-Muñoz

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We recently developed the National Dementia Biobank in México (BioBanco Nacional de Demencias, BND) as a unit for diagnosis, research, and tissue transfer for research purposes. BND is associated with the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. The donation of fluids, brain, and other organs of deceased donors is crucial for understanding the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and for the development of successful treatment. Our laboratory research focuses on 1) analysis of the molecular processing of the proteins involved in those neurodegenerative diseases termed tauopathies and 2) the search for biomarkers for the non-invasive and early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-862
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Issue number3
Early online date15 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2020

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, FONDOCyT, from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dominican Republic (2015-3A2-127 to M.P-H) and (2018-2019-2A3-208 to J. L-M and M. P-H).


  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • amyloid-β
  • BioBank
  • brain tissue
  • neurodegenerative disease
  • tau protein
  • tauopathies


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