Brain Science Glossary
What are prions? Misfolded proteins? Or abeta, tau, and synuclein? No, these aren’t exotic pizza toppings, silly! Learn about the basic terms of brain science here.
Prions (aka Misfolded Proteins)
Characteristics of Prions
Abeta Amyloid or Abeta for short
Abeta is a normal brain protein that may misfold and form toxic self-replicating Prions in Alzheimer’s patients. At late stages of Alzheimer’s, large misfolded aggregates of Abeta Amyloid accumulate in the brain and are referred to as plaques