Clearing Amyloid from the Brain (2019)

Posted March 28, 2019

The CD33 gene is linked to amyloid pathology and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and studies show that excessive amounts of CD33 play a role in the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. A variant of the gene CD33 impedes the clearance of amyloid beta. However, a mutation of the gene also causes amyloid to be cleared more quickly and is actually protective against the disease. 

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital