Reduced Glucose Uptake in Brain Exacerbates Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

Reduced Glucose Uptake in Brain Exacerbates Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms
brainAccording to a recent study from researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, reduced expression of a protein called GLUT1, responsible for moving glucose in the brain-blood barrier (BBB) worsens Alzheimer's disease cerebrovascular degeneration, neuropathology and cognitive function, suggesting that GLUT1 may represent a therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease vasculo-neuronal dysfunction and degeneration. The study titled "
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