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Penn Study Finds Way to Prevent Protein Clumping Characteristic of Parkinson's Disease
August 15, 2008
Researchers have identified a protein from a most unlikely source--baker's yeast--that might protect against Parkinson's disease. By introducing the yeast protein Hsp104 into animal models of Parkinson's disease, researchers prevented protein clumping that leads to nerve cell death, characteristic of the disorder.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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