Alzheimer’s Protein Transmissible, but Without Clinical Symptoms of Disease

Alzheimer’s Protein Transmissible, but Without Clinical Symptoms of Disease
Researchers at Austria's MedUni Vienna have found that the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyloid-β, is transmissible to other brains under very unusual circumstances. However, the clinical symptoms of the disease are not manifested in the affected brains, suggesting that amyloid-β transmission is not able to reproduce the full phenotype of Alzheimer's. The research paper, “Dura mater is a potential source of Aβ seeds,” was published in Acta Neuropathologica. Amyloid-β and tau protein aggregate deposits in different areas of the brain tissue are considered hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research has ra
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