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Mutations in the DJ-1 Gene Associated with Autosomal Recessive Early-Onset Parkinsonism
The DJ-1 gene encodes a ubiquitous, highly conserved protein. Here, we show that DJ-1 mutations are associated with PARK7, a monogenic form of human parkinsonism. The function of the DJ-1 proteinExpand
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DJ-1( PARK7), a novel gene for autosomal recessive, early onset parkinsonism
Abstract.Four chromosomal loci (PARK2, PARK6, PARK7, and PARK9) associated with autosomal recessive, early onset parkinsonism are known. We mapped the PARK7 locus to chromosome 1p36 in a large familyExpand
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Proportionate mortality of Italian soccer players: Is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis an occupational disease?
Objectives: The objective of the study is to investigate the mortality experience of Italian soccer players and to discuss the findings in the light of possible long term effects of doping. Methods:Expand
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A common missense variant in the LRRK2 gene, Gly2385Arg, associated with Parkinson’s disease risk in Taiwan
Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease (PD). Whether LRRK2 variants influence susceptibility to the commoner, sporadic forms of PD remains largely unknown.Expand
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Parkinsonism after chronic exposure to the fungicide maneb (manganese ethylene-bis-dithiocarbamate).
Permanent parkinsonism was observed in a man with chronic exposure to the fungicide maneb (manganese ethylene-bis-dithiocarbamate). Symptoms developed at 37 years of age, two years after exposure hadExpand
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Neurodegenerative causes of death among retired National Football League players
Lehman et al.1 reported an increased risk of death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and AD among retired National Football League players, especially among players in speed positions. AExpand
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The Child With Headache in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Objectives.— To investigate clinical features of a pediatric population presenting with headache to a pediatric emergency department (ED) and to identify headache characteristics which are moreExpand
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Early-onset parkinsonism associated with PINK1 mutations
Objective: To assess the prevalence, nature, and associated phenotypes of PINK1 gene mutations in a large series of patients with early-onset (<50 years) parkinsonism. Methods: The authors studiedExpand
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The G6055A (G2019S) mutation in LRRK2 is frequent in both early and late onset Parkinson’s disease and originates from a common ancestor
Background: Mutations in the gene Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) were recently identified as the cause of PARK8 linked autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease. Objective: To study recurrentExpand
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Comprehensive analysis of the LRRK2 gene in sixty families with Parkinson's disease
Mutations in the gene leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) have been recently identified in families with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the prevalence and nature of LRRK2 mutations, theExpand
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