How PINK1 Activates to Affect Neurons Captured for First Time

How PINK1 Activates to Affect Neurons Captured for First Time

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How PINK1 Activates to Affect Neurons Captured for First Time

In a “world-first,” scientists in Australia report in detail what happens to the PINK1 protein when it is activated, helping to clear the “confusion” that has surrounded this support protein for cells that include dopamine-producing neurons. Since mutations in the PINK1 gene that codes for this protein are known to cause some forms of familial Parkinson’s disease, the discovery could open new avenues for treatment. “Biotech and pharmaceutical companies are already looking at this protein and this…

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