Early Genetic Mutations May Contribute to Mitochondria Dysfunction and Parkinson’s Development, Study Suggests

Early Genetic Mutations May Contribute to Mitochondria Dysfunction and Parkinson’s Development, Study Suggests
Genetic mutations and consequent impaired activity of mitochondria — known as the powerhouses of the cell — may be a first step contributing to the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life, a new study suggests. The study, “Neural Stem Cells of Parkinson’s Disease Patients Exhibit Aberrant Mitochondrial Morphology and Functionality,” was published in Stem Cell Reports. Parkinson’s disease is characterized ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-04-22By Alice Melão