Boosting Levels of Molecule in Brain Slows Parkinson’s Progression and Eases Symptoms, Animal Study Finds

Boosting Levels of Molecule in Brain Slows Parkinson’s Progression and Eases Symptoms, Animal Study Finds
A molecule called GM1 ganglioside may protect the brain against the molecular changes associated with Parkinson’s disease progression, and may one day directly treat its neurodegenerative processes, according to an early study. The study, “GM1 Ganglioside Modifies α-Synuclein Toxicity and is Neuroprotective in a Rat α-Synuclein Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” was published in Scientific Reports. GM1 ganglioside is a component ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-07-29By Catarina Silva