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Contact: Jerry Yang
jerryyang@ucsd.edu
University of California - San Diego

Proteasome Dismantles Amyloid Protein

Caption: This is a diagram of the barrel shaped structure found in every cell called the proteasome, which chops proteins into pieces that can be resused or discarded. Yang's group showed that amyloid beta is dismantled by the proteasome and in the process outcompetes other proteins.

Credit: Yang Lab, UCSD

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