Lewy Bodies Are Made of Much More than Alpha-Synuclein, Study Finds

Lewy Bodies Are Made of Much More than Alpha-Synuclein, Study Finds
Insoluble alpha-synuclein protein has long been thought to be the main component of Parkinson’s hallmark Lewy bodies, but researchers have now reported these abnormal aggregates are also made of cell membrane fragments, fat-like substances, and other cellular components. This finding was reported in a study, “Lewy pathology in Parkinson’s disease consists of crowded organelles and lipid membranes,” that was published ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-07-01By Catarina Silva