New Milestones in Parkinson’s Research Created by Spectroscopy
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s have one thing in common: so-called amyloid aggregates are deposited in the brain. The protein α-synuclein is one of the main components of the amyloid aggregates and therefore plays a major role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Much is known about the structural aspects of these aggregates. However, up to now, it was not known what α-synuclein looks like inside a healthy cell. And pathological changes can only be fully explained if the original state of the protein is known. Read on about the research on it.