STATES CHRONICLE – Recent surveys demonstrate that a specific pill helps in preventing Alzheimer’s illness. Scientists argue that they revealed a medicine which can prevent the toxic molecules accumulation in the brain, thus avoiding the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was meant to analyze what kind of events occurs in the human brain before the disease settles in. This study was divided into three approaches. When working on animals in a lab, scientists were able to preclude the subsequent development of the pathology of the animals’ brain.
Huda Zoghbi, who is one of the authors of the study, has argued that the cause of mental impairments like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is the unusual accumulation of a particular type of proteins in the brain. When the amount of some proteins suddenly increases, then the brain becomes vulnerable to degeneration. Zoghbi stated that protein Tau is one of these dangerous proteins.
Christian Lasagna-Reeves, who is the lead author of the study, has claimed that in general, the focus of the scientists concentrated upon the terminal stages of the Alzheimer’s illness. When conducting this study, the team of experts has find clues which prove what events take place in the brain before the disease appears. Their sole goal was to find a way to reduce or even preclude the appearance of the irreversible illness. The early symptoms grow worse over time, leading to a complete decay of the brain.
Specialists have asserted that if they manage to find a way to reduce tau protein, then they will able to develop medicine treatments to cure Alzheimer’s. Cells are capable of controlling some proteins through the help of proteins. To detect those enzymes responsible to attack tau accumulation, scientists have built another protein known as kinases. Scientists managed to inhibit almost six hundred kinases. They have revealed one protein called Nuak 1 whose inhibition process determined the reduction of tau proteins.
Experts have registered images of the lab’s fruit fly and human cells. Looking through the microscope and analyzing the fruit fly, they discovered what were the exact effects of the enzymes’ inhibition process on humans’ nervous system. Capturing a large number of kinases in the fly was a significant step which helped scientists assess the damage caused by tau protein.
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