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Shape of Lewy Body Protein Discovered

05/11/2011 - Scientists studying alpha-synuclein, the protein involved in Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease, have found that in its natural, healthy state the protein has a radically different structure than previously thought. This new insight is significant for understanding both how the protein functions normally and how it becomes altered in disease like LBD and Parkinson’s.

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