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MGH Researchers Connect Alzheimer's Mutations To Cell-Death Process

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July 18, 1997
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered that two genes associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease are involved in programmed cell death. They also showed that an Alzheimer's-causing mutation in one genes increases the propensity of nerve cells to undergo the cell-death process called apoptosis.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have discovered that two genes associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease are involved in programmed cell death, a natural process in which unneeded or worn-out cells commit suicide. They also showed that an Alzheimer's-causing mutation in one of these genes increases the propensity of nerve cells to undergo the cell-death process, which also is called apoptosis.


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