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[The presence of aluminum in cerebral vessels in Alzheimer's disease].

Authors
  • Senitz, D
  • Blüthner, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für allgemeine Pathologie u. pathologische Anatomie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
136
Issue
4
Pages
329–335
Identifiers
PMID: 2402958
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Morin staining is a specific method by which to detect aluminium in the brain. In cases of Alzheimer disease, aluminium was found to occur in neurons and glial cells, dense cores of senile plaques, primitive plaques, and intracortical congophilic vessels. Findings obtained are likely to suggest concomitant presence of aluminium and amyloid. Aluminium is assumed to have high affinity for amyloid. Aluminium is thus capable of overcoming the blood-brain barrier.

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