Unsumoylated vs. Sumoylated Alpha-Synuclein (image) Rockefeller University Press Share Print E-Mail Caption Unsumoylated alpha-synuclein aggregates into fibrils (right), whereas sumoylated alpha-synuclein doesn't (left). New research in the Journal of Cell Biology suggests that sumoylation might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease. Credit Krumova, P., et al. 2011. J. Cell Biol. doi:10.1083/jcb.201010117. Usage Restrictions Reporters may freely use these materials in news coverage, with the appropriate credit information. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.