Protein Mediates Nerve Cells’ Susceptibility to Neurotoxins, Mouse Study Finds

Protein Mediates Nerve Cells’ Susceptibility to Neurotoxins, Mouse Study Finds
A protein found on the surface of cells mediates nerve cells’ susceptibility to damage and death. This discovery may open new therapeutic avenues to prevent neuron degeneration associated with Parkinson’s disease. The study, “Targeted deletion of the aquaglyceroporin AQP9 is protective in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease,” was published in PlosOne.  Only 10 percent of Parkinson’s disease cases are ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2018-03-28By Alice Melão