Fat cells found to play a central role in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration

by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

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Findings published this week reveal new insights into the role of fat cells in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, according to a study that involves the oxidant amplification loop led by Marshall University scientists.

The research, published in iScience, shows that fat cells control the systemic response to , causing impairment in memory and cognition in mice. The activation of Na,K-ATPase oxidant amplification loop affects the…

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