Genetic and environmental factors in the cause of Parkinson's disease.

@article{Warner2003GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental factors in the cause of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Thomas Tomkins Warner and Anthony H V Schapira},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S16-23; discussion S23-5
        }
}
Despite being the subject of intense study, the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease still remains unclear. In recent years, however, there has been increasing evidence to support a role for genetic factors in its cause. This has come from twin and family studies, the mapping and cloning of PARK genes that are associated with the development of PD, and analysis of potential susceptibility genes. There is also evidence indicating that environmental factors may play a role in the disease process… CONTINUE READING
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