# Is amyloid-β harmful to the brain? Insights from human imaging studies.

@article{Jagust2016IsAH,
title={Is amyloid-$\beta$ harmful to the brain? Insights from human imaging studies.},
author={William J. Jagust},
journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
year={2016},
volume={139 Pt 1},
pages={
23-30
}
}
• W. Jagust
• Published 2016
• Psychology, Biology
• Brain : a journal of neurology
Although the amyloid-β protein associated with the Alzheimer's disease plaque has been detectable in living people for over a decade, its importance in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease is still debated. The frequent presence of amyloid-β in the brains of cognitively healthy older people has been interpreted as evidence against a causative role. If amyloid-β is crucial to the development of Alzheimer's disease, it should be associated with other Alzheimer's disease-like neurological…

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