Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminium Essay
Aluminium is present in food occurs in additives, tea which is rich in aluminium, and drinking water which is treated with aluminium to remove organic residues. Aluminium is also present in large amounts in medications such as antacids or compound aspirin products.
Most of the aluminium in plasma is bound to the iron-transporting protein …show more content…
However, there are basic difficulties in explaining the available information from research studies on the role of Aluminium in development of Alzheimer disease. The neurofibrillary changes seen in animals treated with Aluminium is different from the characteristic of tangles of Alzheimer disease formed mainly of double helix filaments of the microtubule-associated tau protein. In addition, the neurofibrillary tangles are not found extensively in the spinal cord in Alzheimer disease. Animals exposed to Aluminium treatment do not develop neuritic plaques of the beta-amyloid.
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