Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 10 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 10, p. nf26
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.10.nf26]


Sticking It to Tau

Enzyme tags tau with deadly decorations

Mitch Leslie

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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