Indian researchers discover early markers of Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science - IISc have identified a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.
The discovery is important as the biomarker can indicate the presence of the mental disorder well before the onset of the disease.
The scientist are hopeful that this new information can make the treatment possible as it provides the details before Alzheimer’s disease can cause irreparable damage to the brain.
The research was done on mice in the lab who were genetically altered to have Alzheimer’s disease for research process.
The results showed the presence of the bio marker that can lead to a breakthrough in detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Research showed the loss in F-actin levels that cause early behavioural changes that would eventually lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Filamentous actin - F-actin is a protein which is responsible for maintaining the shape of the nerve cells and ensure brain health.
F-actin is crucial for the proper working of the memory part of the brain.