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The Alzheimer's Disease-Associated Amyloid β-Protein Is an Antimicrobial Peptide

  • Stephanie J. Soscia,

    Affiliations: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • James E. Kirby,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kevin J. Washicosky,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephanie M. Tucker,

    Affiliation: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Martin Ingelsson,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health/Geriatrics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Bradley Hyman,

    Affiliations: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mark A. Burton,

    Affiliations: Molecular Aging and Developmental Laboratory, Photonics Center, College of Engineering, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Lee E. Goldstein,

    Affiliations: Molecular Aging and Developmental Laboratory, Photonics Center, College of Engineering, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Scott Duong,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rudolph E. Tanzi mail,

    tanzi@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Robert D. Moir

    Affiliations: Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: March 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009505

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Media Coverage of this Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 03 Sep 2013 at 22:56 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Bloomberg.com
Title: “Brain Amyloid Has Antibiotic Role in Alzheimers, Study Finds - Bloomberg”
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Publication: Chemistry World
Title: “Microbes implicated in Alzheimer's”
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Publication: Harvard Gazette
Title: “Alzheimers-associated protein may be part of the innate immune system | Harvard Gazette”
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Publication: The Dana Foundation
Title: “Alzheimers Protein May Be a Natural Immune Protein - Dana Foundation”
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