Solidot | Alzheimer’s protein can spread like an infectious disease


According to a study published in the journal Brain the first time scientists from the living human The evidence that Alzheimer’s protein tau would diffuse from one neuron to another was found. This finding may shed light on how neurodegenerative lesions of the disease occur and provide a new way to curb brain damage. Tau and beta-amyloid are two proteins that Altzhei in the brain, and scientists have long argued that the two proteins are more important to the disease and are the best targets for intervention. Beta-amyloid proteins form plaques outside brain cells, and Tau is found inside neurons, which are thought to inhibit or kill.