A Gut Bacterial Amyloid Promotes α-Synuclein Aggregation and Motor Impairment in Mice

Authors Timothy R Sampson , Collin Challis  , Neha Jain  , Anastasiya Moiseyenko , Mark S Ladinsky , Gauri G Shastri , Taren Thron , Brittany D Needham , Istvan Horvath , Justine W Debelius , Stefan Janssen , Rob Knight  , Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede , Viviana Gradinaru , Matthew Chapman , Sarkis K Mazmanian 
Details Timothy R Sampson et al; Elife; 2020
DOI 10.7554/eLife.53111
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Wow… it’s both fascinating and terrifying to think that the bacteria in your gut could cause such long-lasting effects on your brain. It turns out their aggregates are contagious too.