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  1. We already know that another candidate enzyme for the in vivo degradation of Aβ plasmin is inhibited by aluminium (Al) (Korchazhkina et al., 2002). Perhaps Al might also inhibit IDE?

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    . The degradation of Abeta(25-35) by the serine protease plasmin is inhibited by aluminium. J Alzheimers Dis. 2002 Oct;4(5):357-67. PubMed.

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