Tau-protein definitions

Any of several proteins found in the axons of brain neurons that act to stabilize neuronal microtubules and are found in the neurofibrillary tangles seen in Alzheimer's disease.
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Any of several proteins that act to stabilize neuronal microtubules in the axons of brain neurons and that form abnormal tangles in the brains of people with certain neurodegenerative disorders.
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Origin of tau-protein

From the use of the Greek letter tau to represent the initial t- of tubulin, which it induces to form microtubules