Interactions of β-amyloid peptide with fibrinogen and coagulation factor XII may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

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Abstract

Purpose of review

To review the evidence that the Alzheimer peptide β-amyloid interacts with the blood coagulation system and influences the pathophysiology of the disease.

Recent findings

β-amyloid can interact with fibrinogen and blood coagulation factor XII and trigger ischemia and inflammation.

Summary

β-amyloid interacts with fibrinogen and factor XII. These interactions can lead to increased clotting, abnormal clot formation, persistent fibrin deposition, and generation of proinflammatory molecules. These events can damage neurons and could contribute to the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease patients.

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