Molecules involved in Alzheimer’s have a role in weakening of connections between neurons

27 mayo 2015

Molecules that are strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease are important players in a process called long-term depression (LTD), researchers have discovered. LTD is a process through which the strength of synapses, the connections between neurons, is selectively reduced. This new research suggests improperly regulated LTD could cause the degeneration of the connections between neurons that is a core feature of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.