Scientists have discovered an enzyme that inhibits the development of Parkinson's disease

Researchers from Stanford (USA) and the University of Dundee (UK) have made a discovery that could slow the spread of Parkinson's disease around the world. This opens the way to the creation of new drugs for the disease, which affects about six million people.

So far, scientists have not been able to defeat Parkinson's disease and even slow its progression. According to experts, by 2050 the number of patients over 60 years can reach two billion. However, the discovery of American and British researchers may change this situation.

During the experiments, scientists discovered an enzyme called PPM1H, which blocks the activity of the LRRK2 gene. LRRK2 mutations are one of the causes of Parkinson's disease. This, according to the authors, opens up new opportunities for the development of new treatments for the disease.

Next, the researchers intend to study whether this gene is present in the brains of all people or only in a certain group. At the moment, they have already begun to search for molecules that activate the enzyme PPM1H for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Nov. 5, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

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