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Researchers detangle protein interaction implicated in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's

Researchers detangle protein interaction implicated in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's
From the movement of a finger to the creation of a memory, actions of the human body require the harmonious concert of protein interactions. A system of checks and balances ensures proper coordination of biomolecules, but when the scale is tipped, lopsided molecular relationships can lead to disorders and diseases. Discovering how proteins interact with one another under ideal conditions is critical to understand what goes awry in disease states, and to inform novel prevention and treatment strategies.