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FEBS J. 2017 Apr;284(7):1040-1044. doi: 10.1111/febs.14004.

The discovery of Alzheimer-causing mutations in the APP gene and the formulation of the "amyloid cascade hypothesis".

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Reta Lila Weston Research Laboratories and Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK.

Abstract

The cloning of APP and genetic analysis of families with Alzheimer's disease were both reported in 1987 and much present work on the disease is based upon the foundations laid at that time. Progress was not smooth, however, and many errors were made. In this memoir, I lay out both the progress and the errors.

KEYWORDS:

APP ; Alzheimer's disease; Down syndrome; amyloid; genetics

PMID:
28054745
DOI:
10.1111/febs.14004
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