May 21, 2014

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find an Unlikely Stress Responder May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

The Findings Point to New Approach to Alzheimer’s Prevention and Therapy

In surprise findings, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a protein with a propensity to form harmful aggregates in the body when produced in the liver protects against Alzheimer’s disease aggregates when it is produced in the brain. The results suggest that drugs that can boost the protein’s production specifically in neurons could one day help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.