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Johns Hopkins Researchers Reveal Novel Protein and Involvement in Parkinson’s Disease


(July 5, 2016) - Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical School have highlighted a protein called c-Abl that was overactive in the autopsied brains of PD patients. They speculated that c-Abl is a driver for the disease. This finding was backed up in a mouse model of PD with a genetic deletion of c-Abl which effectively reversed the severity of the disease. Ted Dawson led the study at Johns Hopkins and with his team published the findings in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read more…



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