Brain Cell Research on Misfolded Proteins May Lead to New Therapies

Brain Cell Research on Misfolded Proteins May Lead to New Therapies

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Brain Cell Research on Misfolded Proteins May Lead to New Therapies

Scientists have discovered how misfolded proteins in brain cells — those carrying mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease — spread to nearby healthy cells, a study reported.  These findings support the development of therapies that may prevent Parkinson’s progression, the researchers noted. The study, “α-Synuclein mutation impairs processing of endomembrane compartments and promotes exocytosis and seeding of α-synuclein pathology,” was published in the journal Cell Reports. Parkinson’s disease is thought to be triggered by the misfolding…

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