Protein-linked Sugars Regulate the Spread of Alpha-synuclein, Study Suggests

Protein-linked Sugars Regulate the Spread of Alpha-synuclein, Study Suggests
A protein that has sugar molecules attached to it, called neurexin 1-beta, helps alpha-synuclein enter and accumulate within neurons contributing to the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a study has found. The study, “Identification of N-linked glycans as specific mediators of neuronal uptake of acetylated α-Synuclein,” was published in PLOS Biology. Parkinson’s is characterized by a build-up in the brain of ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-07-11By Catarina Silva