U-M Researchers Reveal New Molecular Mechanism for Parkinson’s Disease Risk

June 23, 2022


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Tens of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. A team of researchers from U-M has discovered how a malfunctioning protein, TMEM175, acts as a risk factor in about 20% of cases of Parkinson’s disease, providing a better understanding of the disease. U-M department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology professors and co-authors Haoxing Xu and Richard Hume share insights from their study highlighting how this molecular mechanism impacts the disease.

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