New therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease discovered

11 months ago

Scientists have uncovered a new mechanism by which mutations in a gene parkin contribute to familial forms of Parkinson’s disease. The discovery opens a new avenue for Parkinson’s therapeutics, scientists report in a new study. They discovered that mutations in parkin result in a breakdown of contacts between two key workers in the cell — lysosomes and mitochondria.  

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