Structural Differences Seen in Toxic Proteins Marking Parkinson’s, Multiple System Atrophy

Structural Differences Seen in Toxic Proteins Marking Parkinson’s, Multiple System Atrophy
Assessing the shape of alpha-synuclein aggregates in the brain helps to distinguish between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and another progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as multiple system atrophy (MSA), a study suggests. The study, “Discriminating α-synuclein strains in Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy,” was published in Nature. Parkinson’s and MSA share many symptoms, particularly in earlier disease stages. This often leads to misdiagnoses, ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-02-10By Marisa Wexler