Thursday, December 15, 2016

Exploring a linke between Parkinson's and epilepsy through study of the Drosophila mutant easily shocked

Witt SN. Lipid disequilibrium in biological membranes, a possible pathway to neurodegeneration. Commun Integr Biol. 2015 Jan 8;7(6):e993266. PMID: 26480301; PMCID: PMC4594524.

From the abstract: "... Here we highlight a Drosophila mutant called easily shocked-thought to be a model of epilepsy-that cannot use ethanolamine to synthesize PE. ... We propose that disruptions in lipid homeostasis (synthesis and degradation) may be responsible for some cases of PD and epilepsy."

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