New breakthrough in understanding dystonia

Are cellular lipids the missing link between a faulty gene and a neurological disorder? Researchers have managed to get a clearer view on the roots of dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary twisting movements. The scientists unraveled the mechanism by which DYT1 dystonia — the disease’s most common hereditary form — causes cellular defects. The findings shed new light on this poorly understood condition — and may, ultimately, lead to new medical approaches to overcome it….

Are cellular lipids the missing link between a faulty gene and a neurological disorder? Researchers have managed to get a clearer view on the roots of dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary twisting movements. The scientists unraveled the mechanism by which DYT1 dystonia — the disease’s most common hereditary form — causes cellular defects. The findings shed new light on this poorly understood condition — and may, ultimately, lead to new medical approaches to overcome it….