Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 1 December 2004
Partners in Death
Alzheimer's protein rouses cell-suicide enzyme
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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