Exosome can deliver catalase which can treat patients with Parkinson’s disease

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says that exosomes can bypass body defenses to transfer an antioxidant that can fight against Parkinson’s disease. Catalase which is a powerful antioxidant can’t go to the brain itself since it’s a large protein that can’t go across the blood brain barrier. By using exosomes from white blood cells that are practically invisible to the blood brain barrier, they can transfer the catalase and from there, the catalase counteracts the molecules that cause Parkinson’s disease.

Citations:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168365915002138

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Cellular bubbles used to deliver Parkinson’s meds directly to brain.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 May 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150504141857.htm>.

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