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FEBRUARY 2, 2009
  Penn Study Finds Link Between Parkinson’s Disease Genes and Manganese Poisoning
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Yeast PARK9 gene (YPK9) helps protect cells from manganese toxicity. Yeast cells missing the YPK9 gene (ypk9∆) grow normally under standard conditions (- Mn2+) but are much more sensitive to manganese (+ Mn2+) than wild-type (WT) cells. Image courtesy of Alessandra Chesi and Aaron Gitler.

Image courtesy of Alessandra Chesi and Aaron Gitler.

Yeast PARK9 gene (YPK9) helps protect cells from manganese toxicity. Yeast cells missing the YPK9 gene (ypk9∆) grow normally under standard conditions (- Mn2+) but are much more sensitive to manganese (+ Mn2+) than wild-type (WT) cells. Image courtesy of Alessandra Chesi and Aaron Gitler.
 


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