The neurodegeneration that occurs in Parkinson’s disease can be prevented with a form of vitamin B3
What is it about?
We show that fly food with increased levels of vitamin B3 rescues mitochondrial defects and has neuroprotective effects in a fly model of Parkinson's disease.
Why is it important?
This study strengthens the therapeutic potential for Vitamin B3/niacin-based dietary interventions and PARP inhibition in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr L. Miguel Martins and Dr Susann Lehmann