- tau proteins
are proteins that form part of a structure called a microtubule, which helps transport nutrients and other important substances from one part of the nerve cell to another. In Alzheimer's disease, however, the tau protein is abnormal and the microtubule structures collapse, causing neuron death.
the process of assembling the genetic message to be carried by mRNA
genes from one organism that have been incorporated into another organism.
Glossary of neurological terms
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