RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT - Tau filament structures differ between neurodegenerative diseases

The LMB team has used electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) to solve the structures of tau filaments from patients with the frontotemporal dementia Pick’s disease. These new structures show how tau folds in disease-specific ways, providing evidence for the hypothesis that different molecular structures of filamentous tau give rise to the diversity of symptoms between neurodegenerative diseases.

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This project receives funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking ( under grant agreement No 116060. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA.

This work is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education‚ Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 17.00038.

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