Immune Cells in Blood May Help with Diagnosis Years Before Motor Onset

Immune Cells in Blood May Help with Diagnosis Years Before Motor Onset
Immune cells targeting the alpha-synuclein protein are common in Parkinson’s patients, and new research shows that these cells can be present in the blood up to 10 years before diagnosis, long before disease symptoms are evident. This finding carries important implications for people at risk, such as those carrying genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s or displaying pre-motor symptoms. They may benefit from immunotherapies ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-04-22By Ines Martins, PhD