Within the latest study, researchers from Johns Hopkins University proved that aspirin prevents damage of brain cells in Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's. Apparently, the drug is able to bind to the enzyme GAPDH involved in the formation of the disease. This writes NDTV.
According to recent studies, GAPDH not only affects the metabolism of glucose in the body, but also participates in transmitting signals along nerve fibres. It is possible that the enzyme is a target for drugs containing salicylates. This group includes aspirin and.
While scientists are not ready to answer the question, does salicylic acid and its derivatives on the functioning of enzymes directly or indirectly. Further research should answer this question.