Immune Cells Found to Cooperate to Fight Toxic Protein Clumps

Immune Cells Found to Cooperate to Fight Toxic Protein Clumps

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Immune Cells Found to Cooperate to Fight Toxic Protein Clumps

Immune cells in the brain responsible for breaking down the toxic protein clumps, or aggregates, that lead to nerve cell death in Parkinson’s disease join together to form networks to share the burden, a study showed for the first time. These networked cells also share energy-producing mitochondria to help neighboring cells stressed by the aggregate breakdown process, the study found. However, the scientists noted that cells that carry a common Parkinson’s-related mutation were less efficient…

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