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Islet Amyloid Polypeptide

A second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, UC Davis researchers find

A protein secreted with insulin travels through the bloodstream and accumulates in the brains of individuals with type 2 diabetes and dementia, in the same manner as the amyloid beta Αβ plaques that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has found.

The study is… A second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, UC Davis researchers find   



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