Alzheimer's Culprit is Beta-Amyloid Plaque
1. Beta amyloid is a protein that is made by cells during normal metabolism. But in AD, there is an abnormal cleavage of this protein in the cell membrane.
2.Beta amyloid can bind to dendrites on nerves and interfere with their normal function.
3.Smaller beta amyloid proteins accumulate to form large plaques between nerve cells.