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Infectious Alzheimer's disease?

Accumulation of organized, self-polymerizing protein aggregates is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and infectious prion diseases. The similarities between these conditions may be even closer than that.

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Figure 1: Replication of amyloid fibrils.

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Riek, R. Infectious Alzheimer's disease?. Nature 444, 429–431 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/444429a

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