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Researchers also found a link between higher pressure and one of the signs of Alzheimer’s — tangles of a protein called tau — but not another Alzheimer’s hallmark, amyloid plaques.
Many researchers believe the beta-amyloid clumps play a key role in Alzheimer’s.
The latest example involved a group of drugs called BACE inhibitors, meant to block an enzyme key to the formation of amyloid plaques.
If a PET scan is negative for amyloid, Alzheimer’s can definitively be ruled out.
Later research identified the proteins that made up the plaques as amyloid and those that form the tangles as tau.
Mice infected with these herpes viruses quickly accumulate beta amyloid plaques, too.
New evidence indicates that the Y chromosome participates in an array of essential, general-interest tasks in men, like stanching cancerous growth, keeping arteries clear and blocking the buildup of amyloid plaque in the brain.
Second, the buildup of amyloid does not invariably lead to Alzheimer’s.
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