Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 32, p. nf73
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.32.nf73]


Trouncing Tau

Mouse vaccine that neutralizes one Alzheimer's protein also eliminates another

Mary Beckman

Abstract: If the sheriff knocks off Bonnie, Clyde might hightail it out of town. Similarly, getting rid of {beta}-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's mice also clears out early-stage tau deposits, new research shows. However, late in the disease, tau switches into a form that resists this treatment. Despite the limitation, the results offer encouragement for human Alzheimer's vaccines and therapies.

Citation: M. Beckman, Trouncing Tau. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (32), nf73 (2004).

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