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Brain enzyme is double whammy for Alzheimer's disease

The underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood, but a good deal of evidence points to the accumulation of β-amyloid, a protein that's toxic to nerve cells. β-amyloid is formed by the activity of several enzymes, including one called BACE1. Most Alzheimer's disease patients have elevated levels of BACE1, which in turn leads to mor Source: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute - Discipline: Neuroscience...


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Source: LabSpaces - Monday, 20 August, 2012

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