Levels of 2 Key Proteins Not Seen to Be Altered by REM Sleep Disorder

Levels of 2 Key Proteins Not Seen to Be Altered by REM Sleep Disorder

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Levels of 2 Key Proteins Not Seen to Be Altered by REM Sleep Disorder

People with Parkinson’s disease and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder — marked by acting out dreams, sometimes violently — showed no significant differences in their levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, an inflammatory protein, and orexin, a protective protein, relative to patients without this sleep disorder or people with only the sleep disorder. Further work in larger groups of Parkinson’s patients at differing disease stages are needed, its researchers suggested, as repeat studies show…

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