Synaptic Molecule Works Differently Than Thought; May Mean New Targets for Alzheimer's, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study

Published: Feb 20, 2013

In a pair of new papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences upend a long-held view about the basic functioning of a key receptor molecule involved in signaling between neurons, and describe how a compound linked to Alzheimer's disease impacts that receptor and weakens synaptic connections between brain cells.

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