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Tag: α-synuclein

A study published in Cell Reports has found α-synuclein, the fundamental protein of Parkinson's disease, to be critical in immune function. The gut-brain axis as a channel for disease Parkinson's disease, which causes damage to the portion of the brain responsible for movement, is widely known to be caused by the aggregation of α-synuclein. This...
Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders have discovered a new method of using exosomes to deliver aptamers that prevent the accumulation of α-synuclein aggregates, which are the cause of Parkinson's disease [1]. α-Synuclein Aggregates Like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease is characterized by protein aggregation caused by a loss of proteostasis, one of the hallmarks...
An open-access paper published in Nature Communications sheds light on how an accumulation of α-synuclein protein in brain cells contributes to causing Parkinson’s disease. In particular, the researchers discovered how clumps of the protein damage important proteins on mitochondrial surfaces, leading to impaired energy production, swelling and bursting of the mitochondria themselves, and, ultimately, cell...