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Gene linked to Type 2 Diabetes may cause Alzheimer’s

October 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A gene for a protein causing type 2 diabetes can possibly kill nerve cells in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed.

The SorCS1 gene controls the creation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain which plays a vital role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, the researchers associated SorCS1 to Alzheimer’s disease and identified where the molecules lived in the cell, but not how they control Abeta.

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