Toxic Prion Protein Helps Unravel Neuronal Death Mechanism Linked to Neurodegenerative Disorders

Toxic Prion Protein Helps Unravel Neuronal Death Mechanism Linked to Neurodegenerative Disorders
Researchers at the Florida Campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently discovered a mechanism responsible for neuronal death that could be linked to several neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their findings entitled “Neuronal death induced by misfolded prion protein is due to NAD+ depletion and can be relieved in

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