Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 November 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 45, p. nw153
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.45.nw153]


Brain Lubricant

Antiatherosclerosis protein helps brain cells shuttle cholesterol carrier

R. John Davenport

Key Words: ApoE4 • ATP-binding cassette

Abstract: When the body loses control of cholesterol, the heart isn't the only victim; the brain also suffers (see "Greasing Aging's Downward Slide"). In preliminary work presented here on 6 November at the Neurobiology of Aging meeting, researchers revealed new details of how a protein that fights fat buildup in blood vessels helps keep the brain healthy.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Brain Lubricant. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2003 (45), nw153 (2003).

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