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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 1, p. nf1
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.1.nf1]

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TORquing Toxins

Extra doses of movement-disorder protein guard neurons against poisons

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/1/nf1

Abstract: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--A protein that distorts body movements when it malfunctions protects nerves in its normal form, according to work presented here 14 December at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting. In high doses, the protein helps worm neurons resist oxidative damage, the study reveals. The results suggest a role for the molecule in protecting against Parkinson's disease.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, TORquing Toxins. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (1), nf1 (2004).

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