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Parkinson’s disease: IICT develops predictive marker

Scientists from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology here have developed a predictive marker that helps in identifying Parkinson’s disease at an early stage and could prevent its progression through therapeutics.

In a bid to find a prognostic marker, the scientists were trying to understand the disease progression. In the process, they observed that the appearance of new isoforms (a different form of the same protein) of alpha synuclein protein in the brain and their expression have been correlated with the onset of the disease and its progression, Principal Scientist at IICT’s Centre for Chemical Biology Shasi Vardhan Kalivendi said on Wednesday…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/parkinsons-disease-iict-develops-predictive-marker/article8023350.ece

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Written by csirindia

December 27, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Posted in IICT, Uncategorized

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