New Look at Alzheimer’s Associated Protein Amyloid-Beta, May Have Beneficial Function as Part of the Innate Immune System
Posted Mar 02 2010 5:02pm
Unlocking the Mystery Could Be the Key to Finding the Cure....
Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D.
The Amyloid-beta protein is a key contributor to Alzheimer’s pathology and has been thought to be just a byproduct of abnormal processes within the brain. But researchers supported by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have shown that the protein may be part of the body’s natural defense against infection.