In this work, published in Cell Reports, Lassot et al. (« Molecular Mechanisms of Apoptosis Regulation»; Solange Desagher) describe a pathway regulating α-synuclein expression with in vivo and pathological relevance. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders. Although most cases of PD are sporadic, over 10% are associated with mutations in genes. SNCA, which encodes α-synuclein, … Continue reading Identification of a pathway regulating α-synuclein expression that could be used to develop new therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease.