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Scientists at the Kyushu University in Japan found that the protein fragment, which is contained in soybeans, have the potential to prevent memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease — a deadly form of dementia. This was reported in an article published in the journal Science of Food.
Selected molecule, which may become a remedy against dementia relates to dipeptides, that is, contains only two amino acids — tyrosine and Proline. As shown by experiments on mice it is only found in the present compound, which is capable, without modification, transported from the stomach to the brain, overcoming the blood-brain barrier.
The researchers studied the effect of dipeptide on the rodents who were given it for several days before and after the injection of a substance that simulates the development of Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss. In the test maze mouse who ate the dipeptide with the feed, showed better results than those that received only substance that induces memory impairment. A fragment of the protein had a positive impact on long-term and short-term memory.
The authors emphasize that the use of a dipeptide for humans needs to be confirmed in further studies involving humans.
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