Dietary exposure to an environmental toxin triggers neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid deposits in the brain

@inproceedings{Cox2016DietaryET,
  title={Dietary exposure to an environmental toxin triggers neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid deposits in the brain},
  author={Paul Cox and David A. Davis and Deborah Carmen Mash and J S Metcalf and Sandra Anne Banack},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2016}
}
Neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and β-amyloid plaques are the neurological hallmarks of both Alzheimer's disease and an unusual paralytic illness suffered by Chamorro villagers on the Pacific island of Guam. Many Chamorros with the disease suffer dementia, and in some villages one-quarter of the adults perished from the disease. Like Alzheimer's, the causal factors of Guamanian amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS/PDC) are poorly understood. In replicated experiments… CONTINUE READING

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