Surprising Link Found Between Parkinson’s and Gut’s Nervous System – Parkinson’s News Today

Comparing the genomes of people with Parkinson’s disease to the specific genes expressed by cell types in the nervous system revealed an unexpected association between Parkinson’s and the digestive nervous system, according to a study.

Another surprising result linked Parkinson’s to cells called oligodendrocytes, nervous system cells that produce a protein called myelin, which protectively coats other neurons to expedite the transmission of nerve signals.

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