Study links amyloid-beta oligomers to Alzheimer's disease

04/28/2010 | OneIndia

U.S. researchers studying mouse models found that mice without amyloid-beta plaques were just as afflicted with Alzheimer's disease as those with both the plaques and amyloid-beta oligomers, which are floating clumps of amyloid. The study suggests that oligomers could be the real reason behind the development of the disease, as opposed to the plaques, as widely thought. "These findings may enable the development of neuroimaging agents and drugs that visualize or detoxify oligomers," the lead author of the study said.

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