Protein mutation that causes Parkinson’s may prevent another neurodegenerative disease

Specialist researcher holding microscope slide analyzing blood sample working at coronavirus vaccine development during virus examination in microbiology hospital laboratory. Biochemistry experiment

A University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist has discovered that a mutation in the misfolding protein that causes Parkinson’s disease offers protection against another fatal neurodegenerative disorder—multiple system atrophy (MSA), which is caused by the same misfolding protein.

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