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Neural tissue contains imbalanced levels of proteins, U-M study finds
Date:6/2/2010

"I compare this to populationswhen during flu season only people with weakened immune systems get sick, while others don't. It's really quite simple," he says.

In order to treat dystonia, Dauer says further research will continue to discover the specific groups of movement-controlling neurons in the brain that are most affected by the defective torsinA protein.

Ultimately, research is needed to discover how to modulate the proteins in cells to protect the vulnerable cells from disease.

"The overall goal is to find treatment for this disease," Dauer says.


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Contact: Jenna Frye
jennafry@umich.edu
7-340-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
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