Drug designed to break up PHLEGM for patients with bronchitis ‘could slow down the progression of Parkinson’s by helping to keep brain cells healthy’

14 January 2020 – Daily Mail

Ambroxol is designed to ease coughing by clearing away mucus in the lungs of patients with respiratory diseases but experiments have found the drug may aid Parkinson’s sufferers by helping to remove waste in cells.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Neurology, found the drug increased levels of a protein called glucocerebrosidase (GCase) which helps to remove waste in cells, and it therefore may keep them healthier for longer and slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

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