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Stress-Related Protein Speeds Progression of Alzheimer’s, University of South Florida Study


9/6/2013 7:11:11 AM

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A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida has found. When the stress-related protein FKBP51 partners with another protein known as Hsp90, this formidable chaperone protein complex prevents the clearance from the brain of the toxic tau protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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