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Model Shows How Algal Toxin May Cause ALS

News   Sep 18, 2019 | Original story from Penn State.

 
Model Shows How Algal Toxin May Cause ALS

Penn State researchers studied how an environmental toxin may affect the structure of a protein and lead to a neurodegenerative disease. Above is a model of the protein, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, with the toxin, β-Methylamino-L-alanine, incorporated into its structure. Credit: Elizabeth Proctor.

 
 
 

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