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Dissecting an Enzyme’s Link to Parkinson’s

July 2, 2015

A new study conducted at the PDF Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center finds that low levels of the glucocerebrosidase enzyme (GBA) may be a risk factor for developing Parkinson’s. The results, published in Brain, come from an in-depth study of the relationship between GBA genetic mutations and Parkinson’s disease. The findings point to the GBA enzyme as a potential therapeutic target, and suggest that studying it may help us to understand the underlying causes of PD.

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Are you a nurse educator? Help prepare the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people with Parkinson’s disease by applying to The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program.

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