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Constitutive nuclear accumulation of endogenous alpha-synuclein in mice causes motor impairment and cortical dysfunction, independent of protein aggregation

Nuclear alpha-synuclein may play a role in the pathogenesis of PD. To study this, the authors engineered SncaNLS mice that exhibit endogenous alpha-synuclein in the nucleus. After behavioral, histological, and biochemical analysis of the mice, the authors found that chronic nuclear alpha-synuclein can create toxic cellular phenotypes, independent of aggregation.