New Support for Amyloid-β Antimicrobial as Brain’s First Defense Against Infection

New Support for Amyloid-β Antimicrobial as Brain’s First Defense Against Infection
Alzheimer’s disease research and drug development has for the last several decades focused feircly on the elimination of amyloid-β — the protein that aggregates forming plaques in brain neurons of patients. Now, a new study suggests that the protein is part of the immune system, having an evolutionary important antimicrobial role in fighting invading pathogens by

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