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Human Beta-Amyloid 42

2020/08/30 Album: Genome Jazz
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One of the best-known prion proteins. The molecule occurs normally in the nervous systems of mammals, but it is capable of being re-folded into an abnormal form that then aggregates into "plaques," which seem to be either a cause or an effect of the damage to neurons seen in diseases like Alzheimer's.

Image: beetle with forget-me-nots.

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