Alzheimer's disease markers could be identified through protein water mobility
from Medical Xpress
A study of water mobility on the surface of tau protein fibres has been conducted by a global team of scientists using neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France and the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum in Garching, Germany. The team, led by IBS scientists, found water mobility on the surface of tau protein fibres is increased; the findings, reported in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), suggest that the movement of water molecules could be a marker for the presence of amyloid tau fibres and contribute to the detection of Alzheimer's disease.
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