Rare genetic condition may provide insights on Parkinson’s and other late-onset diseases

Posted by on September 19, 2016 3:01 pm
Categories: health

A new article suggests that an enzyme deficiency seen in the lysosomal storage disorder Krabbe’s disease may point to new mechanisms underlying certain late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Patients with Krabbe’s disease lack galactosylceramidase, which is needed to make the protective myelin coating around nerve cells.

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