Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 27 April 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 17, p. nf32
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.17.nf32]


Shields Down

Alzheimer's protein kills by tampering with cell's antioxidant defenses

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: {beta} amyloid, the brain-clogging protein in Alzheimer's disease, recruits other molecules to do its dirty work. It kills cells by enlisting certain proteins to sabotage oxidant defenses, a new study reveals. The work suggests that drugs that break the chain between {beta} amyloid and its henchmen might save neurons.

Citation: M. Leslie, Shields Down. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (17), nf32 (2005).

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