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Why Alzheimer's happen?

Postby wheel » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:33 pm

Why Alzheimer's disease happen? I suppose there are many reasons to that. I studied that it is because the lack of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain. The other reason is genetic factor. Does this mean there are/is gene(s) that will give rise to Alzheimer's disease in our body cells?
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Postby MichaelXY » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:38 am

I hope not. My mother had Parkinsons and Alzheimers. She got the Parkinsons first, so I do not know if the two were related.
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Re: Why Alzheimer's happen?

Postby booboo227 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:35 pm

well you have the correct reason, as you stated but if the gene(alzheimer's) is passed onto you then you have a 50% chance on getting it :[
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Re: Why Alzheimer's happen?

Postby Parisa » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:00 pm

I've studied about it, because both of my grand mothers had it. As far as I know, it is not related to just one gene. Some of the factors
are MAPs like Tau proteins, APP (amyloid precursor protein), secretases, APOE 4 and high levels of cholosterol.
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Re: Why Alzheimer's happen?

Postby david23 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:22 am

the average onset of parkinsons is 50 and alzheimer is 65. There is a lot of time for research
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