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Scientists identify mutated protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk

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The protein, called SHMOOSE, is a tiny microprotein encoded by a newly discovered gene within the cell's energy-producing mitochondria. A mutation within this gene partially inactivates the microprotein and is associated with a 20-50 % higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Nearly a quarter of people of European ancestry have the mutated version of the protein, according to the researchers.
Published 5 months ago · Los Angeles, United States

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