Category Archives: microtubule protein

Previously unknown tau pathway leading to Alzheimer’s disease identified.

It is known that during disease, tau protein gets modified, changes its location in nerve cells and then aggregates.  In healthy nerve cells, tau resides in a part of the nerve cell termed the axon, the long, slender part of the cell that carries electrical impulses away from the neuron’s body.  Dendritic mislocalization of microtubule-associated tau protein is a hallmark

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