“Foiling Chemical Event May Combat Brain Breakdown”

This post is about an interesting article on preventing misfolded protein accumulations (which occurs in AD, PD, and many related diseases), protecting an enzyme (called called protein disulphide isomerase), and stopping a chemical (nitric oxide) from wreaking havoc in the brain.

The Bloomberg News article talks about a study just published in the journal Nature. The aarticle notes:

“While previous studies showed that nitric oxide can be involved in the degeneration of brain cells through a variety of mechanisms, the new study shows a previously unrecognized relationship between the chemical and protein misfolding.”

Here’s a link to the article:

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=avdCh4_MT55U

Foiling Chemical Event May Combat Brain Breakdown, Study Says
Bloomberg.com
May 24, 2006