Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota. However, researchers understand little about the link between this gut-brain axis and Parkinson’s. Now, a study led by researchers from Duke University identifies alpha-synuclein, a protein implicated in Parkinson’s, inside endocrine cells populating the small intestines. The team states an agent in the … Continue reading Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.