Cell Surface Molecule Seen as Player in Spread of Protein Clumps That Compose Lewy Bodies

Cell Surface Molecule Seen as Player in Spread of Protein Clumps That Compose Lewy Bodies
How cell surface proteins participate in spreading, from one cell to another, misfolded proteins related to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, possibly aiding in the progression of these disorders, was seen in early research. The study, “Specific glycosaminoglycan chain length and sulfation patterns are required for cell uptake of tau versus α-synuclein and β-amyloid aggregates,” was published in The Journal ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-07-24By Catarina Silva