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Alzheimer's is a "Double-prion Disorder"

News   May 02, 2019 | Original story from UCSF

 
Alzheimer's is a "Double-prion Disorder"

The normal form of Aß has been tagged with a yellow marker in these cells, making healthy cells a uniform pale yellow (left). Contact with prion forms of Aß — for example in extracts from human brain tissue — forces these yellow proteins into the sticky prion form as well, leading to the formation of bright yellow clumps (right). Credit: Prusiner lab / UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

 
 
 

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