Professor Claude M. Wischik, co-founder and Executive Chairman of TauRx Therapeutics, along with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, has devoted nearly 30 years to investigating the structure and role of tau tangles in the development of Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Prof. Wischik discovered that the neurofibrillary tangles seen in Alzheimer’s disease are made of sub-units of the tau protein and he and his team have published extensively in the field.

Baddeley, T.C., et al. (2015) Complex disposition of methylthioninium redox forms determines efficacy in tau aggregation inhibitor therapy for Alzheimer’s disease. Available at: The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Flores-Rodríguez, P, et al. (2015) The relationship between truncation and phosphorylation at the C-terminus of tau protein in the paired helical filaments of Alzheimer’s disease. Available at: Frontiers in Neuroscience

Harrington, C.R., et al. (2015) Cellular models of aggregation-dependent template-directed proteolysis to characterize tau aggregation inhibitors for treatment of Alzheimer disease. Available at: The Journal of Biological Chemistry

Melis, V, et al. (2015) Different pathways of molecular pathophysiology underlie cognitive and motor tauopathy phenotypes in transgenic models for Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Available at: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Melis, V, et al. (2015) Effects of oxidized and reduced forms of methylthioninium in two transgenic mouse tauopathy models. Available at: Behavioural Pharmacology