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Alzheimer's disease

A prion protein connection

More than 20 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease, yet its causes remain mostly uncertain. Fresh findings provide molecular clues, linking this disease to another neurodegenerative disorder.

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Figure 1: PrP and Aβ-induced synaptic toxicity.


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Cisse, M., Mucke, L. A prion protein connection. Nature 457, 1090–1091 (2009).

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