Tian-Hong Pan

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Orexin-A, a neuropeptide secreted by hypothalamic neurons, may be neuroprotective in many neurological conditions such as cerebral ischaemia. One mechanism postulated to be involved in the neuroprotection by Orexin-A is the induction of hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α). Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze outcomes after 1 year of bilateral STN deep brain stimulation (DBS) in relatively young-onset patients with multiple system atrophy-Parkinsonism (MSA-P). BACKGROUND The efficacy of DBS has been demonstrated in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. However, the experience with DBS in relatively young-onset MSA-P is(More)
Parkin co-regulated gene (PACRG) is a recently identified gene which is transcriptionally co-regulated with parkin gene (PRKN) by a shared bidirectional promoter. To determine whether early-onset parkinsonism (EOP) is associated with PACRG mutation, we screened 112 patients with EOP and found three nucleotide variants: (1) T>C transition in intron 2 (nt(More)
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