Alzheimer’s May Share Similar Disease Mechanisms with Diabetes, Researchers Say

Alzheimer’s May Share Similar Disease Mechanisms with Diabetes, Researchers Say
After observing similarities in insulin molecular signaling between the pancreas and the brain, Japanese researchers suggest that Alzheimer’s disease is a form of diabetes condition that affects the brain. Their study, “Blockade of the KATP channel Kir6.2 by memantine represents a novel mechanism relevant to Alzheimer’s disease therapy,” recently appeared in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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