Category: Parkinson’s Disease

Molecules Act as ‘Bodyguards’ Against Parkinson’s Disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease. A disturbed relationship to these “bodyguards” leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum and published in Nature.

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