neurofibrillary tangles


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neurofibrillary tangles

[-fī′briler′ē]
an intracellular clump of neurofibrils made of insoluble protein in the brain of a patient with Alzheimer's disease.
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Neurofibrillary tangles

Neurofibrillary tangles

Abnormal structures, composed of twisted masses of protein fibers within nerve cells, found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
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Pathology examination of tree shrews in our treatment group revealed gliosis and neurofibrillary tangles that were absent from the blank and saline groups.
The variant cells also contained the neurofibrillary tangles that choke the inside of nerve cells causing cell death.
These abnormal deposits of protein form plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, the histopathological lesions that allow definitive diagnosis of AD upon autopsy (Castellani et al.
PKC inhibits the enzyme called GSK-3[beta] that is the primary signal to hyperphosphorylate tau protein to create neurofibrillary tangles
The classic neuropathologic findings in Alzheimer's Disease include amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and synaptic and neuronal cell death.
They did not find a link between diabetes-related factors and neurofibrillary tangles, another physical sign of AD in the brain.
Neuronal origin of a cerebral amyloid: neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease contain the same protein as the amyloid of plaque cores and blood vessels.
The plaques, along with neurofibrillary tangles, are thought to contribute to the degradation of the wiring in brain cells and lead to the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
The major three pathological features, namely the extracellular deposition of the amyloid [beta] protein (A[beta]), the formation of intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) and selective neuronal loss are predominantly observed in AD neurodegeneration (1,2).
Scientists had shown that mice subjected to extreme stress--whether by forced swimming in cold water, starvation, or heat--develop clumps of insoluble proteins called neurofibrillary tangles in their neurons.
Another abnormality found in the brains of AD patients are neurofibrillary tangles made up of tau proteins that have twisted together.