Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age
Cells dispose of harmful "trash" through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse ... read more
Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2019-07-19