Protein Works to Spread Toxic Clumps in Brain and Promote Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Protein Works to Spread Toxic Clumps in Brain and Promote Parkinson’s, Study Finds
Connexin-32 — a protein found in small channels between nerve cells and involved in cell-to-cell communication — works to progress Parkinson’s disease by binding to alpha-synuclein and spreading toxic protein clumps throughout the brain, research suggests. The study, “Binding of α-synuclein oligomers to Cx32 facilitates protein uptake and transfer in neurons and oligodendrocytes,” was published in Acta Neuropathologica. It suggested that treatments ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-06-03By Catarina Silva