Growing LRRK2 Protein Crystals in Space Could Help Scientists Better Understand and Treat Parkinson’s

Growing LRRK2 Protein Crystals in Space Could Help Scientists Better Understand and Treat Parkinson’s
Crystals of the LRRK2 protein grown aboard the International Space Station could improve the understanding of Parkinson’s disease and help develop more effective therapies for this disease, according to researchers. Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s and result in excessive activation of the LRKK2 protein. Although treatments designed to block the LRRK2 protein ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-04-05By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD