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USC Researchers Link Muscle Disease To Enzyme Associated With "Alzheimer Protein"

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December 13, 2001
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University Of Southern California
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Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and their colleagues have found that two enzymes involved in the production of amyloid- protein—the protein that makes up the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer patients—are increased inside the muscle cells of patients with the most common, progressive muscle disease of older people, in which amyloid- is also increased. The finding has implications for developing treatments for the muscle disease—called inclusion-body myositis or IBM—and, possibly, for Alzheimer disease as well.

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and their colleagues have found that two enzymes involved in the production of amyloid- protein—the protein that makes up the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer patients—are increased inside the muscle cells of patients with the most common, progressive muscle disease of older people, in which amyloid- is also increased. The finding has implications for developing treatments for the muscle disease—called inclusion-body myositis or IBM—and, possibly, for Alzheimer disease as well.


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