Parkinson’s Protein Alpha-Synuclein Blocks Brain Growth Factor, Research Finds

Parkinson’s Protein Alpha-Synuclein Blocks Brain Growth Factor, Research Finds
Recent research shows that the Parkinson’s disease (PD) protein, alpha-synuclein, blocks pro-survival signals from an important brain growth factor. These findings provide new reasons why neurons degenerate and are lost in patients with PD. The finding, “TrkB neurotrophic activities are blocked by α-synuclein, triggering dopaminergic celldeath in Parkinson’s disease,” was published by Keqiang Ye, PhD, and his team of researchers in ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2017-09-21By Stacy Grieve, PhD