Clumps of rogue Parkinson’s proteins spread to new neurons and seed more clumps | Not Exactly Rocket Science

There are many things you don’t want gathering in large numbers, including locusts, rioters, and brain proteins. Our nerve cells contain many proteins that typically live in solitude, but occasionally gather in their thousands to form large insoluble clumps. These clumps can be disastrous. They can wreck neurons, preventing them from firing normally and eventually killing them.

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Clumps of rogue Parkinson’s proteins spread to new neurons and seed more clumps | Not Exactly Rocket Science