Glucose Metabolism: A Sweet Relief of Alzheimer's Disease

Claudia Duran-Aniotz, Claudio Hetz

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Patients and individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease show reduced glucose metabolism in the brain. A new study takes advantage of a fly model of Alzheimer's disease to demonstrate that enhancing glucose uptake in neurons has strong neuroprotective effects involving improved proteostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R806-R809
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2016


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