Mitochondria altered in human cell model of Parkinson’s disease

2 abril 2015

Based on research in fruit flies, it has long been suspected that the most common mutation linked to both sporadic and familial Parkinson’s disease (PD) wreaks its havoc by altering the function of mitochondria in neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. Using stem cells derived from patients who have PD, scientists have confirmed that finding in human cells for the first time.