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In Parkinson's disease (PD), freezing suggests sudden and transient blocks of motor behavior during initiating or continuous repetitive movements. Its underlying pathophysiology remains unclear. The objective of this study is to compare striatal dopamine metabolism and cerebral glucose metabolism between PD patients with and without freezing of gait (FOG).(More)
BACKGROUND The authors identified the second known mutation in the alpha-synuclein(SNCA) gene, an alanine-to-proline exchange in amino acid position 30 (A30P), that cosegregates with the disease in one German family with autosomal dominantly inherited parkinsonism (ADP). The authors studied carriers of the A30P mutation to compare the phenotype of this(More)
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