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Sep 1, 2022

How a Brain Area Implicated in Alzheimer’s May Be Vulnerable to Degeneration

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Study reveals a novel mechanism in locus coeruleus neurons caused by the loss of the GPT2 mitochondrial enzyme that is implicated in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

Source: Brown University.

The locus coeruleus is among the first brain regions to degenerate in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, physicians and scientists have known. But why this area is so vulnerable is less understood.

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