Declutter Protein Helps Cells Avoid #Parkinson’s

Originally posted 2016-12-30 09:26:01.

Brain cells may be able to call upon a professional organizer should they find themselves hoarding junk. This organizer, like the junk it clears away, works at the molecular scale, but its effects could be momentous. By getting rid of misfolded proteins, the organizer, called Nrf2, can prevent the accumulation of toxic clumps that lead to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions.

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