Study clarifies gene's role in Alzheimer's disease

08/20/2007 | Yahoo!

Removing the COX10 gene -- a gene thought to rein in cell-damaging free radicals -- in mice engineered to develop Alzheimer's disease led to fewer amyloid plaques and free radical formation compared to mice with the gene, a study found. Researchers said the findings could lead to Alzheimer's treatments that target the COX gene and also could help scientists understand the aging brain.

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