Bach1 Protein Blocker Seen to Protect Nerve Cells, Ease Symptoms in Mice

Bach1 Protein Blocker Seen to Protect Nerve Cells, Ease Symptoms in Mice

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Bach1 Protein Blocker Seen to Protect Nerve Cells, Ease Symptoms in Mice

A new, potent inhibitor of the Bach1 protein — whose levels are elevated in brain tissue of Parkinson’s disease patients — showed neuroprotective effects in lab tests and lessened symptoms in a mouse model of acute Parkinson’s, a study found. Most importantly, the inhibitor had therapeutic potential when administered either before disease onset or after symptoms were already evident in the mice. “This is the first evidence that Bach1 is dysregulated in Parkinson’s disease,” Bobby…

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