“One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice” Science Daily


"Several years ago, a postdoctoral researcher working in Fu's lab was taking that approach, using a technique called siRNA to silence the PTB gene in connective tissue cells known as fibroblasts. But it's a tedious process that needs to be performed over and over. He got tired of it and convinced Fu they should use a different technique to create a stable cell line that's permanently lacking PTB. At first, the postdoc complained about that too, because it made the cells grow so slowly.

But then he noticed something odd after a couple of weeks — there were very few fibroblasts left. Almost the whole dish was instead filled with neurons.

In this serendipitous way, the team discovered that inhibiting or deleting just a single gene, the gene that encodes PTB, transforms several types of mouse cells directly into neurons."  Science Daily


Does this have some relevance to approaches to treatment of senile dementia and Alzheimer's?  pl


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6 Responses to “One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice” Science Daily

  1. Rick Merlotti says:

    As someone with Parkinson’s, this is very heartening. Tho I don’t expect this breakthrough or any other will save me from this scourge, may future generations reap the benefits of science applied to the general welfare of all people.

  2. Joseph Chaisson says:

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  4. Babak makkinejad says:

    Col. Lang
    This breif in the May 28, 2020 of Cell magazine
    indicates, as far as I understand it, that, in principle, an analogous approach could be applied to the removal of PTB gene, or editing out sufficient scetion of it to silence it.
    The applixation to cancer took 8 years, and I expect similar rates elsewhere.
    But I am not an specialist.

  5. JJackson says:

    The Cell paper discussed, here and a follow on paper in Nature, are discussed by two neuroscientist, an MD/neuroscientist and a virologist in the Zoom discussion at the link.

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