Another step in the right direction was made by scientists from Russia. In one of the studies as part of an international group, they have solved the three-dimensional model of one of the proteins closely associated with the development of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This protein – p75.
For every protein there is a certain group of receptors. The p75 receptor of neurotrophins scans the. These compounds are responsible for the growth of nerve endings and the movement of cells. Even the neurotrophins take part in "the destruction of neurons.
If the work is p75 is disrupted, brain cells die uncontrollably. As a result, can develop a number of diseases of the nervous system, including Alzheimer's disease.
While scientists know little about the p75, its study requires a lot of time this protein consists of several parts and is closely associated with the cell membrane.