June 23, 2011

Pesticides Damage Protein, Lead to Parkinson's

University of Missouri, University of Missouri

Univ. of Missouri

In a new article published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine take some of the first steps toward unraveling the molecular dysfunction that occurs when proteins are exposed to environmental toxins. Their discovery helps further explain recent NIH findings that demonstrate the link between Parkinson's disease and two particular pesticides – rotenone and paraquat.

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TAGGED: Parkinson's, Pesticide, Proteins, Oxidative Stress


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