Altering Cellular Interactions Around Amyloid Plaques May Offer Novel Alzheimer’s Treatment Strategies

Innovative research from Mount Sinai also identifies new pathways for research

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have made a significant breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research by identifying a novel way to potentially slow down or even halt disease progression. The study, which focuses on the role of reactive astrocytes and the plexin-B1 protein in Alzheimer's pathophysiology, provides crucial insights into brain cell communication and opens the door to innovative treatment strategies. It was published in Nature Neuroscience (DOI 10.1038/s41593-024-01664-w) on May 27. The article is titled “Regulation of Cell Distancing in Peri-Plaque Glial Nets by Plexin-B1 Affects Glial Activation and Amyloid Compaction in Alzheimer’s Disease.”
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