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Study identifies new link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.


Down syndrome (DS) results from the trisomy of chromosome 21 in humans and is the most common cause of genetically defined intellectual disability. Among the various triplicate genes in DS is the one encoding for Ab precursor protein (APP), a transmembrane glycoprotein known for its association with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD). This means that individuals with Down syndrome

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