Skeleton that Protects Brain Cells’ Control Centre Found to Be Damaged in Alzheimer’s Disease

San Antonio, TX (Scicasts) — Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s disease is linked to disruption of a skeleton that surrounds the nucleus of the cells, a researcher in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio said. The finding is expected to open new avenues of study of how to prevent the earliest biological events that result in Alzheimer’s. The nucleus is the control centre of cells. A mesh-like scaffold called the lamin nucleoskeleton surrounds this control centre but is disordered in Alzheimer’s, said Dr. Bess Frost, assistant professor of cellular and structural biology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Frost was trained at Harvard Medical School and in November started her new laboratory at the UT Health Science…


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