Macrophages' Ability to Absorb Amyloid Beta (image) University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption This images shows an Alzheimer patient's macrophages without (Figure 1) and with (Figure 2) vitamin 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3. Note the huge difference in uptake of amyloid-beta in Figure 2, demonstrating the better ability of macrophages to absorb amyloid beta, a main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Credit UCLA Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.