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Tau Protein

Reviewed by Benedict Albensi, PhD, BCMAS, CRQM

The tau protein normally exists in neurons (brain cells) and serves to stabilize microtubules, a structure in the brain that transports important nutrients along neurons. In people with Alzheimer's, tau proteins become chemically altered, preventing them from functioning properly and accumulating into neurofibrillary tangles. This causes the neuron to function improperly.

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