A small molecule binds the retromer complex, preventing Aβ accumulation, tau hyperphosphorylation, and their downstream consequences in mice.
Quite independently of what it does to Aβ or tau, ApoE4 stokes α-synuclein pathology in mouse models. People with Lewy body dementia who carry ApoE4 had more phosphorylated synuclein in their brains, and their cognition declined faster.
The protease suppresses Aβ in Down’s syndrome organoids.
Post-translational modifications differ from those in AD tau fibrils, and may dictate tau strains.
Brain biopsy tissue reveals that their transcriptomes shift by location, age, and disease.
Encouraged by success in treating infant spinomuscular atrophy, researchers are redoubling their efforts to target genetic causes of age-related neurodegeneration.
As gene therapy is making a comeback, scientists are exploring if it might prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s. Some of those treatments are permanent, heightening safety concerns.
Three studies found no link between vascular disease and cerebral amyloidosis.
A half-dozen lesser-known compounds in trials for Alzheimer’s disease posted results at the CTAD conference.
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Compared with people who carry two copies of ApoE3 or ApoE4, ApoE2 homozygotes had an 87 and 99.6 percent lower risk for AD, respectively.
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In PASSPORT study, the antibody failed to slow progressive supranuclear palsy. Alzheimer’s trial to continue.
Using mass spectrometry to detect teensy amounts of phospho-tau species in plasma, researchers reported that p-tau-217 and p-tau-181 picked out people with Aβ pathology. Differences between groups appear to be huge. An MS-based test for plasma Aβ42 corresponded to brain amyloid, and is going in for regulatory approval.
Plaque-busting antibodies reset the time course of amyloid accumulation, but so far provide only hints of a clinical benefit in mild AD. Good news: once gone, plaque stays gone for a while.