Parkinson's Killer Lurks Within (image) NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Share Print E-Mail Caption NIH-funded scientists show that the deadly Parkinson's gene LRRK2 can kill nerve cells (green) by tagging the s15 ribosomal protein (purple), a cog in a cell's protein-making machinery. Credit Courtesy of Dawson lab, JHU Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease. Usage Restrictions For educational use only. 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.