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BACKGROUND Hereditary spastic paraplegia type 6 (SPG6) is caused by mutations in the NIPA1 gene, this is a rare cause of HSP, until now, all the affected individuals reported displayed "pure" spastic paraplegia. OBJECTIVES To analyze the genotype/phenotype correlation of mutations so far described in NIPA1. METHODS Eighty-six Chinese Han HSP patients(More)
SNCA is a pathogenic gene identified in rare familial PD, and over-expression of SNCA was suggested in the pathogenesis of familial and sporadic PD. Rep1 polymorphism of SNCA was associated with susceptibility to sporadic PD and SNCA expression in intro and in vivo. Hypomethylation in SNCA intron-1 was associated with increased SNCA expression and was(More)
It has been reported that some single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD), but whether a combination of these SNPs would have a stronger association with PD than any individual SNP is unknown. Sixteen SNPs located in the 8 genes and/or loci (SNCA, LRRK2, MAPT, GBA, HLA-DR, BST1, PARK16, and PARK17) were(More)
The Grb10-Interacting GYF Protein-2 gene (GIGYF2), located in the chromosomal region 2q36-q37, has been reported as a PARK11 gene with a causal role in familial Parkinson's disease (PD) in Italian and French populations. However, there is no comprehensive study of GIGYF2 gene conducted in Chinese patients with PD from mainland China. The 27 coding exons and(More)
Autosomal dorminant Parkinson's disease (ADPD) has been associated with mutations in the SCNA, LRRK2, UCHL1, HtrA2 and GIGYF2 genes. We studied the prevalence of variants in all five genes in 12 Chinese unrelated families with ADPD and 4 families with both essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD) phenotypes using direct sequencing analysis. We(More)
The Grb10-interacting GYF protein-2 gene (GIGYF2) is a PARK11 gene that reportedly has a causal role in familial Parkinson’s disease (PD) among populations from Italy and France. However, no comprehensive study of the GIGYF2 gene has been conducted among PD patients from mainland China. In our previous study, the GIGYF2 gene was directly sequenced, and nine(More)
Rasagiline, a novel monoamine oxidase (MAO)-B inhibitor, has a mild to moderate effect in relieving Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms as well as unique neuroprotective effects. Previous studies demonstrated rasagiline protect neurons by regulating Bcl-2 family proteins. Our study aimed to study whether Bcl-2-associated athanogene (BAG)-family proteins,(More)
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