amyloid-beta peptide

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amyloid-β peptide

major neurotoxic component of extracellular deposits found in patients with Alzheimer disease.
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Li et al., "Clearance mechanisms of Alzheimer's amyloid-B peptide: implications for therapeutic design and diagnostic tests," Molecular Psychiatry, vol.
In their current work, the researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute focused on AB43, an amyloid-B peptide found just as often in patient brains as AB42, but about which relatively little is known.
The biological mechanism may have to do with fat's impact on amyloid-B peptide deposits in the brain.