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Parkinson’s disease drug hunters think outside the α-synuclein box

Recent trial failures have called into question the central role of α-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease pathology. Although many continue to target α-synuclein aggregates in the brain, others are paying attention to the endolysosomal pathway, mitochondria and even glucose metabolism.

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Johnson, B. Parkinson’s disease drug hunters think outside the α-synuclein box. Nat Biotechnol 40, 1705–1707 (2022).

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