Measuring Levels of Critical Protein May Aid Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Measuring Levels of Critical Protein May Aid Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson’s
A new way to measure levels of a critical protein in Parkinson’s disease could lead to improved diagnosis and treatments. Using a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging camera, Swedish researchers were able to measure  levels of a protein called dopamine transporter (DAT) as a way to investigate the dopamine system in the brains of patients who have Parkinson’s disease. The research, “Nigrostriatal dopamine ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-03-02By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD