What is it about?
We show that vitamin B9 (folic acid) protects neurons in models (flies and human cells) of Parkinson's disease
Why is it important?
By enhancing nucleotide synthesis pathways it is possible to reverse mitochondrial dysfunction and rescue neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease models and, potentially, other diseases linked to mitochondrial impairment
The following have contributed to this page: Dr L. Miguel Martins and Dr Susann Lehmann