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Could Neuronal Plasticity Be a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's?

News   Jun 30, 2020 | Original story from the Simons Foundation

 
Could Neuronal Plasticity Be a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's?

Principal neurons of the entorhinal cortex layer II assist with memory and navigation and are among the most vulnerable to Alzheimer's. Researchers generated a line of mice for studying ECII neurons (highlighted using a green fluorescent protein). The neurons are at such high risk because they frequently remodel, making them prone to fatal dysfunctions, the researchers found. Credit: J.-P. Roussarie et al./Neuron 2020

 
 
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