alpha-synuclein

RESEARCHERS FIND INHIBITING ONE PROTEIN DESTROYS TOXIC CLUMPS SEEN IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (November 14, 2018) — A defining feature of Parkinson’s disease is the clumps of alpha-synuclein protein that accumulate in the brain’s motor control area, destroying dopamine-producing neurons. Natural processes can’t clear these clusters, known as Lewy bodies, and no one has demonstrated how to stop the build up as well as breakdown of the clumps […]

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