Human and Mouse Microglia React Differently to Amyloid

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Transgenic mice fail to capture many aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, and a new transcriptional study lays bare one reason. Brain cells in the two species, it turns out, respond quite differently to amyloidosis. In the January 13 Nature Medicine, researchers led by Marco Colonna and Maxim Artyomov at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report distinct transcriptional changes in several cell types in human AD brains compared with those of 5XFAD mice.

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