Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 March 2004
Sticking It to Tau
Enzyme tags tau with deadly decorations
Abstract: Hanging out with the wrong crowd is bad for teenagers and for proteins. New research shows that consorting with a particular enzyme can convert the brain protein tau into a cell killer. The work bolsters the hypothesis that phosphate additions to tau underlie its lethal transformation.
Citation: M. Leslie, Sticking It to Tau. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (10), nf26 (2004).
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