3. Presence of Lewy bodies in the brain
Changes happening within the brain may also be a trigger for Parkinson’s disease. Lewy bodies are proteins found in brain cells which are biomarkers of the disease and may hold the key to finding out the exact cause.
4. Alpha-synuclein in Lewy bodies
There are many different substances found in Lewy bodies, but scientists are focusing on alpha-synuclein proteins. Alpha-synuclein proteins don’t break down; they form clumps in the cells which are thought to contribute to the disease.
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