What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimers

Professor Staffan Persson, MelPoPP founding academic supervisor is featured in the University of Melbourne’s Pursuit news discussing how plant protein CC1 helps plants to grow under salt stress and, intriguingly, shares features with a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

“We found the proteins we call CC1 and CC2 were in some way able to protect a plant’s ability to produce cellulose – a prerequisite for the plant to grow – during exposure to salt stress,” Professor Perrson said.

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