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Summary: Findings may help to shed light on how Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases develop.
Cellular ‘housekeeping’ molecule’s structure linked to neurodegeneration
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have detailed the structure of a molecule that has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing the shape of the molecule — and how that shape may be disrupted by certain genetic mutations — can help in understanding how Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases develop and how to prevent and treat them.
The study is published Dec. 20 in the journal eLife./.../