Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Alzheimers Dis. 2006;9(3 Suppl):171-5.

Tau protein, the main component of paired helical filaments.

Author information

  • 1Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM). Facultad de Ciencias, Campus de Cantoblanco, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 - Madrid. Spain.


In this volume we commemorate the centennial of Alois Alzheimer's discovery of what was later known as Alzheimer's disease, named by Alzheimer's mentor, Emil Kraepelin. In a much more low level, our group remember in this issue a paper published twenty years ago. In that paper it was described that tau can self-polymerize and, at that time, it suggested that tau was not only a component of Alzheimer paired helical filaments, as indicated some months earlier during that year, 1986, but that it was the main component of Alzheimer paired helical filaments.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk