[The role of parkin in Parkinson's disease].

Abstract

Parkin (Parkinson juvenile disease protein 2) is a ~52 kDa (426 amino acid) enzyme protein, encoded by PARK2 gene and located on the 6q chromosome. It plays an important role in the ubiquitin-proteasome system and acts as a regulator of protein breakdown. Parkin is located in the cytoplasma until a sustained depolarization occurs as a result of which it is… (More)

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