Alzheimer’s disease and stem cell therapy part 13

Stem cell 5

 

Whereas beta-amyloid triggers the formation of neurofibrillary tangles, it is the formation of neurofibrillary tangles rather than beta-amyloid itself that aggravates alzheimer’s symptoms. In fact, in the case of FTDP-17, which is a chromosome 17-type dementia involving mutations in the tau gene, the symptoms of dementia are manifested without any beta-amyloid aggregations.

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