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New Enzyme Tied To Tangles In Alzheimer's Disease

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June 30, 1999
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Harvard Medical School
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Opening a new avenue for understanding and perhaps eventually treating Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Boston and New York have identified an enzyme that appears to restore the function of a key player in Alzheimer's disease. The enzyme, known as Pin1, is depleted in brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Boston, MA - June 22, 1999 -- Opening a new avenue for understanding and perhaps eventually treating Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Boston and New York have identified an enzyme that appears to restore the function of a key player in Alzheimer's disease. The enzyme, known as Pin1, is depleted in brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a paper in the June 24 issue of the weekly journal Nature.


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Harvard Medical School. "New Enzyme Tied To Tangles In Alzheimer's Disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 June 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990630074316.htm>.
Harvard Medical School. (1999, June 30). New Enzyme Tied To Tangles In Alzheimer's Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990630074316.htm
Harvard Medical School. "New Enzyme Tied To Tangles In Alzheimer's Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990630074316.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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