Concussion and CTE

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If CTE progresses long enough, the patient’s brain exhibits actual physical atrophy, much like the brains of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s patients. https://promega.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/what-does-tau-protein-have-to-do-with-football-dementia-and-suicide/

 

CTE occurs when repetitive head trauma begins to produce abnormal proteins in the brain known as “tau.” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sports/concussion-watch/76-of-79-deceased-nfl-players-found-to-have-brain-disease/

 

Persistent cognitive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: A dopamine hypothesis PP2A to decrease phosphorylation at T34 and increase phosphorylation at T75. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2806224/

 

What Does Tau Protein Have to Do with Football, Dementia, and Suicide? (PP2A regulates TAU Protien). https://promega.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/what-does-tau-protein-have-to-do-with-football-dementia-and-suicide/


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