Stem Cell Models and Familial Alzheimer’s (2014)

Posted February 15, 2018

Presenilin 1 is a gene known to cause early-onset Alzheimer’s. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund created a Stem Cell Consortium to develop models of familial Alzheimer’s disease using stem cells that included the Presenilin 1 gene; this resulted in the identification of 14 other genes that potentially have a link to Alzheimer’s disease. These genes are targets for further study and may help the science community to understand the different aspects of the pathology of the disease such as inflammation.