Author Archives: Maria Verissimo, MSc

Increased Protein Modification Causes Heart Disease in Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients, Study Shows

An abnormal increase in protein acetylation leads to heart disease in Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) patients and may represent a new therapeutic target for early intervention, a study finds. The study “Progressive mitochondrial protein lysine acetylation and heart failure in a model of Friedreich’s ataxia cardiomyopathy,” appeared in Plos One. The authors found a close…