Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 1 September 2004
Stuck in the Craw
Parkinson's proteins choke cell's recycling system
Abstract: Nuclear waste and plastic bottles might last forever, but proteins don't. Cells chop them up and reuse the pieces. A new study suggests that warped proteins found in rare forms of Parkinson's disease (PD) jam cellular recycling machinery. The results might explain why protein clots amass in common types of PD.
Citation: M. Leslie, Stuck in the Craw. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (35), nf80 (2004).
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