Stepping Stones to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease: Is Insulin the Key?

The development and characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease have been extensively described, centered largely on the deposition of sheets of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides as extracellular plaques and the protein tau as intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (Figure 1). The disease increases the production of the Aβ peptides in the brain, destroys neurons and synapses, and exhibits several features

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