Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Alpha-synuclein and Parkinson's Disease

What is alpha-synuclein?

Alpha-synuclein (also α-synuclein) is a protein whose function in the healthy brain is currently unknown. It is of great interest to Parkinson's researchers because it is a major constituent of Lewy bodies, protein clumps that are the pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease.....

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