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Fat on the Brain

Study Shows Parkinson's Gene Plays Role in Fat Metabolism

By Anette Breindl


Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered an unexpected role for Parkin, a protein that plays a role in many cases of early onset Alzheimer's: it plays a role in regulating fat uptake, partly through stabilizing a surface molecule that helps cells take up fat.

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