Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Study Links The Appendix And Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's-inducing protein in the gut points to possible link between gastrointestinal tract and disease Research Shows Connection Between Parkinson's And Appendectomies
Samantha Long | 04 November, 2018, 13:41

According to the study, published on Wednesday (Oct. 31) in the journal Science Translational Medicine, people who had their appendix removed when they were young were 19 to 25 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's later in life.

The reasoning is due to surgically removed appendix tissue becoming a storage space for abnormal protein that, if it makes its way to the brain, becomes the trademark of the tremor-inducing brain disease. "There has to be some other mechanism or confluence of events that allows the appendix to affect Parkinson's risk", said Labrie.

Scientists from the United States of America took up the study of the process of the emergence and development of Parkinson's disease. "We're not promoting appendectomy as a way to protect against Parkinson's disease".

Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that impairs brain cells and causes movement problems, could have its origins in the appendix, a new study suggests.

"This research is significant because it gives us one of the strongest evidence so far that Parkinson's can start outside the brain, and this is a revolutionary idea that is beginning to emerge in the scientific world", said Claire Bale of Parkinson UK.

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The scientists also studied healthy appendices and found high levels of a protein similar to one that is found in the brains of people with Parkinson's, suggesting that the appendix may serve as a reservoir for this protein and contribute to the development of Parkinson's.

The same abnormally folded proteins are also found in people that are not diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease.

The disorder now is an incurable neurodegenerative disease accompanied with tremors, balance issues, and gastrointestinal problems, which seems to be more common among those living in rural areas. Given the appendix's potential role in maintaining the gut microbiome as well as in the immune system, perhaps there's actually some link between fluctuations in the microbiome or inflammation and Parkinson's as well, said Labrie.

But this is a potential avenue for treatment, and drug companies are interested in targeting the protein in people who already have Parkinson's, Patrik Brundin, director of the Centre for Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Research Institute, said in the teleconference.

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