5.2 Neural ageing: article 2
In the article presented here by Esteban (2004) entitled ‘Living with the enemy: a physiological role for theβ-amyloid peptide’, Trends in Neurosciences, 27, pp. 1–3, the author introduces us to a very important molecule implicated in the aetiology of Alzheimer's disease. However, the β-amyloid peptide is not such a villain after all, but has a clear physiological role in neuronal function. In order to fully illustrate this point, the author focuses his work on the paper of Kamenetz et al. (2003): ‘APP processing and synaptic function’ Neuron, 37, pp. 925–937. So that you can better appreciate Esteban's argument first read the Kamenetz et al. (2003) paper attached below.
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