Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 1 December 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 48, p. nf106
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.48.nf106]


Partners in Death

Alzheimer's protein rouses cell-suicide enzyme

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Like a mob boss ordering a hit, a protein that mars the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients gets others to do its dirty work. The protein slays brain cells by activating a molecule that goads cells to kill themselves, according to new work. The findings add to evidence that the problem in AD arises within cells rather than outside of them.

Citation: M. Leslie, Partners in Death. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (48), nf106 (2004).

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