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Using your loaf to fight brain disease: Baker's yeast to combat neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer?

Experts analyze baker's yeast to discover potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer. The current research takes advantage of the simplicity and genetic power of the baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to understand basic cellular processes underlying Parkinson's disease. The team studied a family of proteins in yeast which are related to a human protein known as DJ-1. Mutations in the human DJ-1 protein cause early-onset inherited forms of Parkinson's disease, and alterations in the human protein have been associated with more common forms of Parkinson's disease as well.
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