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Parkinson’s is partly an autoimmune disease, new study states

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A collaborative study published this week in Nature, led by scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC; NY, USA) and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (CA, USA), has found the first evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Demonstrating that T cells from PD patients recognize α-synuclein peptides, these findings raise the possibility that immune therapies could be effective against PD.
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