Parkinson’s Caused by ‘Traffic jams’ in Nerve Cells that Disrupt Transport of Mitochondria, Study Suggests

Parkinson’s Caused by ‘Traffic jams’ in Nerve Cells that Disrupt Transport of Mitochondria, Study Suggests
“Traffic jams” that occur along nerve cells in the brain and disrupt the transport of mitochondria were found to be a significant cause of Parkinson’s disease, a study reports. In particular, researchers found that alpha-synuclein protein aggregates, the hallmark of Parkinson’s, impair the movement of mitochondria, which provide energy to cells. This shortage in the energy supply leads to the ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-08-03By Patricia Inacio, PhD