The Accumulation of Sugar in Neurons May Explain the Origin of Several Neurodegenerative Diseases

Published: Oct 22, 2007

A study published in Nature Neuroscience demonstrates that the excess of glucose chains (glycogen) induces neuronal death and causes Lafora disease, a fatal kind of epilepsy that affects adolescents. This mechanism, unknown until now, may provide the key to understanding other neurodegenerative pathologies.

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