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Study: Gut microbiome may have central role in Alzheimer's and like diseases

from Alzheimer's News Today

The gut microbiome is increasingly seen as a key player in serious and chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's — for reasons that are being suggested and explained, but not quite named. Now, researchers propose a term — "mapranosis" — to capture the process by which amyloid proteins produced by certain gut microbes can modify the structure of amyloid proteins in the brain produced by neurons, leading to inflammation in the central nervous system. more

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