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τ

The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet, tau; symbol for relaxation time.

tau (τ),

(taw),
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. Symbol for tele; relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules; tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease and in cerebral neurons in other neurodegenerative disorders.
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tau

An MRI term for the interpulse—time between the 90° and 180° pulses, and between the 180° pulse and the echo—used in a spin echo pulse sequence.
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τ

Abbreviation for relaxation time.

tau

(τ) (tow)
1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (τ).
2. Symbol for tele and relaxation time.
3. A protein that associates with microtubules and other elements of the cytoskeleton; tau accelerates tubulin polymerization and stabilizes microtubules. Tau is also found in the plaque observed in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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"We now have very good data to think about now hyperphoshorylation of tau, leading to tangle formation, can be damaging," adds Trojanowski.
Eva-Maria Mandelkow and Eckhard Mandelkow have homed in on several enzymes that can disrupt tau's role in stabilizing microtubules, they reported at November's neuroscience meeting.
When the researchers mix this enzyme in a test tube with tau, "tau acquires features symptomatic of Alzheimer's tau," he adds.
Other work bolsters the notion that tau alone is not the culprit.
Apo-E is not understand this unusual finding, they started looking at how Apo-e interacts with tau mixing these molecules in a test tube.
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