Process That Changes Tau Protein into Toxic Driver of Alzheimer’s Described in Study

Process That Changes Tau Protein into Toxic Driver of Alzheimer’s Described in Study
The process by which the tau protein is transformed from a healthy cell component into a driver of crippling diseases is described by researchers at UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute. Their work sheds new light on the underlying mechanism involved in several neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies. The study, “Inert and seed-competent

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  1. DANTE MARCIANI says:

    Interesting finding that open doors to preventive treatments. Perhaps it is relevant that in tau like amyloid-beta, the villains are oligomers, not monomers of in as the case of amyloid insoluble plaque. Yet, from the available data, it seems that both tau and amyloid-beta are partners in crime, aggravating Alzheimer’s disease.

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