The appendix is implicated in Parkinson’s disease

Having an appendectomy lowered the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease

globs of alpha-synuclein protein

CLUMPS FOUND HERE  Globs of alpha-synuclein protein (red) found in appendix tissue from healthy individuals add to evidence that the gut plays a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

V. Labrie/Van Andel Research Institute

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