Biomarkers in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Biomarkers in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={John C. Morgan and Shyamal H. Mehta and Kapil D. Sethi},
  journal={Current neurology and neuroscience reports},
  volume={10 6},
Biomarkers are objectively measured characteristics that are indicators of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or responses to therapeutic interventions. To date, clinical assessment remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and clinical rating scales are well established as the gold standard for tracking progression of PD. Researchers have identified numerous potential biomarkers that may aid in the differential diagnosis of PD and/or tracking… CONTINUE READING