Vesicles That Trap Amyloid Appear to Also Contribute to Alzheimer's
Vesicles, fluid-filled sacs that brain cells make to trap amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, appear to also contribute to the disease, scientists report. Reducing the production of these vesicles, called exosomes, could help reduce the amount of amyloid and lipid that accumulates, slow disease progression and help protect cognition, scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University report in the Journal of Neuroscience. When confronted with amyloid, astrocytes, plentiful brain cells that support neurons, start making exosomes, to capture and neutralize it, said Dr. Erhard Beiberich, neuroscientist in the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine and the study’s corresponding author. To read more, click here.
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