Parkinson’s disease occurs is possible in the intestine
Parkinson’s disease occurs is possible by intestinal bacteria, say Us scientists on the basis of experiments with mice.
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disease in which the nerve cells slowly die, and patients, for example, shaking or slow the balance losses.
The researchers programmed mice genetically to Parkinson’s to develop, writes the BBC. This showed that only the animals with bacteria in the abdomen symptoms developed. Sterile mice stayed healthy.
Also, the symptoms in the mice enhanced when bacteria of human Parkinsonpatienten to the mice were transplanted. This was not the case as they bacteria of healthy people.
“It was a eurekamoment. The mice were genetically identical, the only difference was the presence or absence of intestinal bacteria,” says researcher Timothy Sampson of the California Institute of Technology.
The findings are published in the scientific journal Cell. They may in the future lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s, such as medications that intestinal bacteria killing.