Public Release: 16-Sep-2015 UF Health researchers find some evidence of link between stress …

IMAGE: Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UF Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neuroscience is pictured…. view more Credit: University of Florida Health GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain’s stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted on a mouse model and in human cells, found that a stress-coping hormone released by the brain boosts the production of protein fragments. Those protein pieces, known as amyloid beta, clump together and trigger the brain degeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published recently in The EMBO Journal by a group that includes Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UF…


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