Parkinson’s genes regulate a signaling pathway of the innate immune system

Parkinson’s genes regulate a signaling pathway of the innate immune system
The Parkin gene protects nerve cells against functional impairment and cell death. It particularly ensures that mitochondria, cell organelles that are responsible for energy production, remain intact and that damaged mitochondria are removed. PACRG is located next to the Parkin gene in the genome. Both genes share what is called a promotor, which regulates the expression of the genes. Parkin ... read more
Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2020-02-05