Abnormal Brain Cell Type Leads to Parkinson’s-Related Neurodegeneration, Study Contends

Abnormal Brain Cell Type Leads to Parkinson’s-Related Neurodegeneration, Study Contends
Scientists have found that an abnormal version of brain cells called astrocytes contribute to the accumulation of alpha-synuclein protein, the main component of Parkinson’s disease hallmark Lewy bodies. Their study, “Patient-specific iPSC-derived astrocytes contribute to non-cell autonomous neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease,” was published in Stem Cell Reports. Parkinson’s disease is linked to degeneration of the ventral midbrain (relating to the ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-01-11By Catarina Silva