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Temple researchers: Sorting protein in neurons defends against neurodegenerative disease

20:00 EDT 8 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(Temple University Health System) Like a sorting machine in an assembly line, a molecule known as VPS35 detects and removes defective proteins from neurons. And similar to other quality control processes, the VPS35 system goes a long way toward protecting health, according to new work by Temple researchers. They show for the first time that VPS35 clears the brain of a potentially harmful protein called tau, which otherwise accumulates and contributes to neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.

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