Molecule Shows Potential to Stop Toxic Protein Clumping in Lab Study

Molecule Shows Potential to Stop Toxic Protein Clumping in Lab Study

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Molecule Shows Potential to Stop Toxic Protein Clumping in Lab Study

A molecule showed a potential in early studies to slow the production of alpha-synuclein, a protein that forms large toxic aggregates in the brains of  people with Parkinson’s disease, a research team reported. Called A-443654, the molecule lowered to normal levels the protein’s production in nerve cells derived from a Parkinson’s patient and another cell type, suggesting it may be an essential step in “developing an effective therapeutic” for this and similar disorders marked by alpha-synuclein clumping,…

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