Mutation in ATP13A2 Gene Linked to Nerve Cell Health and Possibly Parkinson’s, Study Says

Mutation in ATP13A2 Gene Linked to Nerve Cell Health and Possibly Parkinson’s, Study Says
A mutation in the ATP13A2 gene disrupts the transport of polyamines — positively charged molecules that interact with DNA and proteins to control cell growth, survival, and proliferation — killing nerve cells and potentially leading to Parkinson’s disease, a study reports. The study, “ATP13A2 deficiency disrupts lysosomal polyamine export,” was published in the journal Nature. The entry, exit, production, and ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-02-03By Charlotte Baker