Scientists at Yale University have discovered a gene responsible for the development of Parkinson’s disease. According to scientists, the suspicion that many neurological diseases is based due to certain gene mutations arose long ago and now seems to be closer to a solution.
After many researches the scientists came to the conclusion that the disruption of the VPS13 proteins may cause the development of Parkinson’s disease. This is due to effects on the protein gene that slows the transfer in the membrane of the cell organelle of lipids. The process is that the proteins temporarily hide organelles from one watertight cavities in the other, and transfer them to the neighboring cell connections. However, when mutations are the energy centers of the cells are broken, which leads to development of diseases of neurological nature.
The first study on the genetic development of mutations, and in consequence, the appearance of Parkinson’s disease, appeared in 2007. This theory was presented by scientists at Columbia University.