How do prion diseases relate to Alzheimer's disease? The pathology looks
incredibly similar, yet I'm assuming (ask me how much I _know_ about
Alzheimer's!) that PrP is not involved, as I haven't seen it splashed all over
the front cover of Nature or anything.
Are the amyloid plaques the same as those found in prion diseases? If not,
could they be formed by a similar mechanism - i.e. is there another prion
protein, as yet undiscovered, underlying Alzheimer's disease?
Richard Burge | e-mail:
King's College London | R.Burge at bay.cc.kcl.ac.uk