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Transmission of Tangles in Alzheimer's Mice Provides More Authentic Model of Tau Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Study


1/16/2013 7:24:57 AM

Brain diseases associated with the misformed protein tau, including Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with tau pathologies, are characterized by neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) composed of pathological tau filaments. Tau tangles are also found in progressive supranuclear palsy, cortical basal degeneration and other related tauopathies, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy due to repetitive traumatic brain injuries sustained in sports or on the battle field.

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