Alpha-Synuclein Protein Works to Repair Damage to Cell’s DNA, Study Suggests

Alpha-Synuclein Protein Works to Repair Damage to Cell’s DNA, Study Suggests
Contrary to current knowledge, alpha-synuclein protein — whose toxic form is responsible for the formation of Lewy bodies — may play a crucial role in preventing cell death by repairing damaged DNA, a study has found. This critical function of the protein may also be lost in Parkinson’s patients, its researchers said. The study, “Alpha-synuclein is a DNA binding protein that ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-07-31By Catarina Silva