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News: NIHR University College London Hospitals part-funded study discovers genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s diseases

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NIHR University College London Hospitals part-funded study discovers genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s diseases 

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NIHR University College London Hospitals part-funded study discovers genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s diseases 

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Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments.
 
In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield showed how defects in the Parkinson’s gene Fbxo7 cause problems with ‘mitophagy’ – an essential process through which our bodies are able to get rid of damaged cells.

The work was funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University College London

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20/08/2013 

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20/11/2013 

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