After using the chemical to kill dopaminergic neurons in mice, the researchers silenced PTB.
They discovered 30% of astrocytes transformed into neurons.
In addition, these newly generated neurons appeared to develop normally and even began to send connections to other parts of the brain, such as normal neurons.
When the researchers examined the behavior of the mouse, they also found that the movement function of the PTB was completely restored.
In addition, even though the anti-PTB treatment was administered only once, the mice showed no symptoms of Parkinson’s disease for the rest of their lives.