Dr. Todd Golde publishes in July 15, 2016 Nature Reviews. Neurology

Golde TE. Alzheimer disease: Host immune defence, amyloid-[beta] peptide and Alzheimer disease : Nature Reviews Neurology : Nature Publishing Group

A recent study demonstrates that amyloid-β (Aβ) can function as an antimicrobial peptide, and additional data show that bacteria and yeast can seed Aβ deposition into amyloid. These data suggest a complex interplay between the normal function of Aβ, its accumulation in the brain, and host immune defence.