Deadly toxin acrolein has a useful biological role

Posted by on June 1, 2016 12:23 pm
Categories: health

Scientists discovered that acrolein — a toxic substance produced in cells during times of oxidative stress — in fact may play a role in preventing the process of fibrillation, an abnormal clumping of peptides that has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neural diseases. The key to this new role is a chemical process known as 4+4 cycloaddition.

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