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Extra copy of miRNA-155 may be key to elevated beta-amyloid protein in brain of individuals with Down syndrome

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Why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease

by Susan Gammon, Ph.D. on October 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Amyloid plaques are found in the brains of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Quantifying the amount and structure of beta-amyloid that is the most harmful to neurons.

The peptide, a small protein, beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the onset and development of the disease. 503 more words

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