Progranulin Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia

Progranulin Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia
Alzheimer's proteinAnother protein was recently identified as being involved in Alzheimer's disease by researchers at the Gladstone Institutes in California. Progranulin, a protein in the brain, can lead to amyloid-beta plaque formation when its levels are depleted. "This is the first study providing evidence for a protective role of progranulin in Alzheimer's disease," said S. Sakura Minami, PhD, first author of the article describing the research, in a
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