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Cellular reprogramming implicated in animal model of Alzheimer’s disease

Image courtesy: MIT

Image courtesy: MIT

From MIT News:

Microglia, immune cells that act as the central nervous system’s damage sensors, have recently been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

The cells, a type of macrophage that clear away dead cells from the brain and help to maintain healthy neuronal wiring, were found to be entangled with toxic amyloid beta plaques in tissue taken from those suffering from the disease. Researchers had previously believed that the cells help to protect the brain from neurodegeneration by digesting the amyloid plaques, but it now appears the immune system may play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. (Read more…)

 

 

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