In Alzheimer's disease increases the level of two proteins found in the skin cells. This is the conclusion of experts from the University of San Luis Potosi. Such a simple method of diagnosis, they believe, will help doctors in the diagnosis, says WebMD.
The skin and nervous system have a common origin. Based on this theory, the researchers suggested that the analysis of the skin may show changes in the brain. The study of skin samples of 20 patients with Alzheimer's disease, 17 people with dementia, 16 people with Parkinson's disease and 12 healthy people helped to identify certain patterns that are characteristic for patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson.
In the case of these diseases in the skin cells was determined increased 7 times the level of the Tau protein. In addition it has been 8 times the level of the protein alpha-Siculiana. Based on this information, scientists believe that in the future doctors will be able to detect disease at early stages and to appoint a timely treatment.