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Green Tea Extract Interferes With the Formation of Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's Disease, University of Michigan Study



3/6/2013 7:26:36 AM

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain. The aggregation of these proteins, called metal-associated amyloids, is associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. A paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explained how U-M Life Sciences Institute faculty member Mi Hee Lim and an interdisciplinary team of researchers used green tea extract to control the generation of metal-associated amyloid-ß aggregates associated with Alzheimer's disease in the lab.

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