What are prions? Misfolded proteins? Here is a glossary of the key biomarkers associated with brain diseases.
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