Contact: Rachel Champeau
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
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.
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