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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 31 August 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 35, p. nf69
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.35.nf69]

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Another Knock Against Cholesterol

Artery clogger might promote Alzheimer's disease when damaged

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/35/nf69

Abstract: In a cruel double whammy, many patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) also have atherosclerosis. New work might clarify the connection between the two illnesses. The study reveals that copper and the AD protein {beta} amyloid gang up on cholesterol and spawn brain-injuring compounds. Drugs that separate {beta} amyloid from its metallic accomplice might help forestall neural damage, the results suggest.

Citation: M. Leslie, Another Knock Against Cholesterol. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (35), nf69 (2005).

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