Excess Protein Linked to Development of Parkinson's Disease, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study

Published: Feb 08, 2013

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say overexpression of a protein called alpha-synuclein appears to disrupt vital recycling processes in neurons, starting with the terminal extensions of neurons and working its way back to the cells' center, with the potential consequence of progressive degeneration and eventual cell death.

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