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Mouse Model Confirms Mutated Protein’s Role In Dementia

Posted Nov 09 2010 3:38pm

A team of scientists from Japan and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called beta-synuclein promote neurodegeneration.

The discovery creates a potential new target for developing treatments of diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The work is published in the latest issue of Nature Communications… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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