Biomarker for Tau Related Brain Disorder


New Biomarker for Tau Related Brain Disorders?

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have determined that a well-known chemical process called acetylation has a previously unrecognized association with one of the biological processes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The findings were published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.
au is one of the primary disease proteins associated with a suite of neurodegenerative diseases. Tau proteins are expressed primarily in the central nervous system where they help with the assembly and sta
Tau is one of the primary disease proteins associated with a suite of neurodegenerative diseases. Tau proteins are expressed primarily in the central nervous system where they help with the assembly and stability of microtubules, protein structures that are the backbone of the nerve-cell communication system.
"As far as we know,

almost all neurodegenerative diseases

are characterized by the accumulation

of misfolded proteins

in the brain or spinal cord,"

Virginia M.-Y. Lee of the

University of Pennsylvania.
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