Posted 27.07.2012 12:58:46 UTC
Updated 27.07.2012 12:58:46 UTC
The balance of proteins in the brain cells of people, who had moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries, are disrupted for lower or higher levels after the trauma.
Samples taken from patients with Alzheimer's or dementia showed similar levels of that protein linked with the disease.
The enzyme BACE1, which drops after a head trauma, is a quite critical chemical in developing Alzheimer's.
The enzyme BACE1 plays an active role in the formation of amyloid-beta, causing Alzheimer's.
These proteins also exist in healthy people, but since their system works well they terminated the protein immediately after it emerges.
However, head traumas disrupt the enzyme regulation and make the protein dysfunctional.
Thus, substances that are harmful to brain can not be eliminated and begin to accumulate, which in turn cripples nerve cells.
The medicine world is now in search for the drug that will stop this protein residue in brain that causes Alzheimer's.