Tweaked Peptide May Prevent Toxic Alpha-synuclein Clumps From Forming

Tweaked Peptide May Prevent Toxic Alpha-synuclein Clumps From Forming

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Tweaked Peptide May Prevent Toxic Alpha-synuclein Clumps From Forming

A new molecule — a peptide tweaked by scientists in the laboratory — has the potential to prevent the misfolding and toxic aggregation, or clumping, of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein, a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, a study shows. This study, supported by funds from Alzheimer’s Research U.K., paves the way for the development of possible therapies to target the root cause of Parkinson’s, according to researchers. Importantly, this version of the peptide has no impact on…

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