Slowing Proteotoxic Neurodegeneration by Boosting Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Recruiting a Novel Class of Chaperones
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
January 2017 -
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One of the major challenges for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to extend the health-span of the veterans and their families as their physical and/or cognitive performance capabilities decline with age. Human neurodegenerative protein misfolding disorders or proteinopathies, are associated with abnormal protein depositions in brain neurons. They include polyglutamine (polyQ) disorders such as Huntington's disease and α-synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease. Disclosing the basi...