Beta-Propeller Protein Associated Neurodegeneration (BBC News / PubMed)


Beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration, or β-propeller protein associated neurodegeneration (BPAN) – sometimes also mis-named as “beta-propeller protein assisted neurodegeneration” – is a rare genetic neurodegenerative disease starting in childhood. It is characterised by progressive Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms and the accumulation of iron in areas of the brain (basal ganglia).

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Girl, 9, diagnosed with ‘one in a million’ BPAN disorder. [London / Leicester]: BBC Health News / BBC Leicester News, January 31st 2017.

Further details and regularly-updated information may be found via PubMed here.