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New Study: A New Target for the Treatment of Dyskinesia


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#1 Dr. Okun

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:18 PM

This researcher from NYU has been working on a new potential drug target for the treatment of Dyskinesia

Sci Signal. 2009 Jul 21;2(80):pe42. Links
Thwarting dyskinesia by targeting mTORC1.

Klann E.
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA. eklann@cns.nyu.edu
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, new evidence shows that l-DOPA, which is used to treat the symptoms of the disease but also causes dyskinesia, results in a persistent activation of the protein kinase mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) in a subset of striatal medium spiny neurons. Moreover, blockade of a specific type of mTOR signaling (mTORC1) prevents the development of dyskinesia, but not the antiakinetic benefits produced by l-DOPA. Thus, mTORC1 may be a viable therapeutic target for dyskinesia caused by l-DOPA treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle, Paperback and Audio of 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:13 PM

Seriously interesting.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for the comment.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle, Paperback and Audio of 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





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