Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's discovery points to possible future treatment approaches

More than 20 years after the discovery of the parkin gene linked to young-onset Parkinson's disease, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa may have finally figured out how this mysterious gene protects ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Biochemistry shows how the protein MITOL kicks off Parkin activity

Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Sciences are reporting new insight into how the Parkinson's disease-associated protein Parkin selects its targets. Cells depend on Parkin to help get rid of damaged mitochondria. ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Scientists overturn odds to make Parkinson's discovery

Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson's patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Toward a better understanding of Parkinson's disease

A new study, published today in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered

A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

How disease mutations affect the Parkin protein

Researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom have determined the crystal structure of Parkin, a protein found in cells that when mutated can lead to a hereditary form of Parkinson's disease. ...

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