pd1 - Degenerative Disorders • loss of function – Said...

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Degenerative Disorders Lewy body Abnormal circular structures with a dense core consisting of α-synuclein protein; found in the cytoplasm of nigrostriatal neurons in people with Parkinson’s disease. α-synuclein A protein normally found in the presynaptic membrane, where it is apparently involved in synaptic plasticity. Abnormal accumulations are apparently the cause of neural degeneration in Parkinson’s disease.
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Unformatted text preview: Degenerative Disorders • loss of function – Said of a genetic disorder caused by a recessive gene that fails to produce a protein that is necessary for good health. • proteasome – An organelle responsible for destroying defective or degraded proteins within a cell. • ubiquitin – A protein that attaches itself to faulty or misfolded proteins and thus targets them for...
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 501 taught by Professor Bruno during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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