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Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers showed how defects in the Parkinson’s gene Fbxo7 cause problems with «mitaphagy» — an essential process through which our bodies are able to get rid of damaged cells.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/ucl…

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