The Scientists of IIT Dhanbad and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) have teamed up together to find a major cause of Parkinson’s disease a solution.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease and so far, no cure has been found to heal the disease. The researchers of these institutes have found a technique to monitor the aggregation of ASyn protein.
The aggregation of protein called Alpha Synuclein (ASyn) has a crucial role in causing the disease. The aggregation of this protein leads to the death of the neuronal cells of the Parkinson’s patients.
The aggregation of protein ASyn has always remained a mystery to doctors. The aggregation generally happens in the mid brain of the patients. The end points of the aggregation forms fibres. These fibres emit fluorescence. Therefore, it is highly difficult to target them.
However, the new technique of Indian scientists that will help monitor these fibres and also study them. This will certainly help find a solution to heal Parkinson’s disease. The fibres are also called fibrils.
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