Small Molecules Found To Protect Cells In Multiple Models Of Parkinson's Disease, Whitehead Institute Study  
12/29/2009 6:52:19 AM

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Whitehead Institute -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Dec. 28, 2009) –Several structurally similar small molecules appear capable of protecting cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity in multiple models of Parkinson’s disease, according to Whitehead Institute researchers. Misfolded copies of the alpha-synuclein protein in brain cells are a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.