Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Botox’s Sweet Tooth Underlies Its Key Neuron-Targeting Mechanism

Botox’s Sweet Tooth Underlies Its Key Neuron-Targeting Mechanism

This article struck me as one of interest  to those who are thinking of having Botox but also who have had this:


A study co-led by Rongsheng Jin, professor of physiology & biophysics at the University of California, Irvine; Min Dong with Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School; and Andreas Rummel with the Hannover Medical School in Germany, reveals an important general mechanism by which the pathogen is attracted to, adapts to and takes advantage of glycan modifications in surface receptors to invade motor neurons. Glycans are chains of sugars synthesized by cells for their development, growth, functioning or survival. Results appear June 13 in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.

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