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Neuropil threads

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Definition

noun

Dystrophic neurites made up of straight or paired helical filaments, which in turn, consist of abnormally organized cytoskeletal elements (e.g. phosphorylated microtubule-associated proteins tau and ubiquitin)


Supplement

Apart from neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques, the presence of neuropil threads is a major morphological feature characterizing Alzheimer's disease.


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