Key to the development of fundamental treatment methods for Parkinson’s disease

Lewy bodies had been considered to be a key element of pathogenesis for Parkinson’s disease. Although structural analysis for Lewy bodies with an electron microscope had been performed, it had no secondary structural information of proteins, which is important for the development of drugs. A research group have now succeeded in elucidating the secondary structure of Lewy bodies in the brain of Parkinson’s disease patients for the first time with synchrotron Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy.

Source:: Science Daily

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