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Telomerase Improves PD Symptoms and Pathology

A telomerase protein called TERT has been shown to protect neurons and the brain. TERT protein has been demonstrated to accumulate in the mitochondria of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains and to protect primary mouse neurons from pathogenic tau in the past. In order to enhance telomerase expression in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease (PD)…
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August 19, 2021 0

Biochemical and Molecular Pathogenetic Mechanisms behind Causation of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 1 million persons in the United States. It is characterized by resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, gait disturbance and postural instability. Its pathological features include degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta coupled with intracytoplasmic inclusions known as Lewy bodies. Neurodegeneration and…
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July 27, 2020 0