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The Molecular Process of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

By April 19, 2018 No Comments

BrainStorm Live Episode 4: The Molecular Process of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

Amprion’s CSO Dr. Claudio Soto explains the pathology of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the molecular process these diseases take as they progress. Dr. Soto also discusses the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s being parallel to those of other diseases that are triggered and maintained by Prions (or misfolded proteins).

Prions form stable aggregates and can replicate by causing nearby normal proteins to misfold and spreading this misfolding process from cell to cell within the brain, thereby destroying neurons along the way. At Amprion, we’re cracking the code on early detection of these Prions. Our breakthrough Prion Early Detection Science℠ will accelerate drug development for effective treatments of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s Pathology

So the process for developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson is that everything starts with the normal protein that we all have, plays a function, this protein will start to change with time, with age and form these abnormal proteins that start to grow and multiply in the body like prions where they grow and grow and grow. This process takes years or decades, and they’re called misfolded proteins or Prions.

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