Deleting Specific Region of Alpha-Synuclein Protein May Prevent Parkinson’s Symptoms, Fly Study Suggests

Deleting Specific Region of Alpha-Synuclein Protein May Prevent Parkinson’s Symptoms, Fly Study Suggests
By deleting a section of alpha-synuclein, a protein that forms damaging clumps in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients, researchers were able to prevent Parkinson’s-like symptoms in fruit flies, a study reports. The study, “The Non-amyloidal Component Region of α-Synuclein Is Important for α-Synuclein Transport Within Axons,” was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Parkinson’s disease is characterized ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-01-20By Charlotte Baker