Research into Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid protein aggregates may perforate the neuronal cell membrane


Extensive impact of Natàlia Carulla’s work at IRB Barcelona on a new method through which to study neuron death in Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in PNAS, the study addresses the effects of an amyloid protein aggregate that has the capacity to perforate the neuronal cell membrane—a process that may cause the toxicity of these aggregates and that could be validated as a therapeutic target.

Link to La Vanguardia:
http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20160913/41277475210/describen-como-preparar-un-agregado-que-perfora-la-membrana-de-las-neuronas.html

Link to Jano (Elsevier):
http://www.jano.es/noticia-nueva-estrategia-entender-muerte-neuronal-26674