Glucocerebrosidase gene mutations: a risk factor for Lewy body disorders.

@article{Mata2008GlucocerebrosidaseGM,
  title={Glucocerebrosidase gene mutations: a risk factor for Lewy body disorders.},
  author={Ignacio Fernandez Mata and A. Samii and Seth H Schneer and John W. Roberts and A. Elizabeth Griffith and Berta C. Leis and Gerard D. Schellenberg and Ellen Sidransky and Thomas Bird and James Ba Leverenz and Debby W. Tsuang and Cyrus P Zabetian},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={379-82}
}
BACKGROUND Mutations in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene have been reported to modify risk for Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). However, these findings have not been consistently replicated, and most studies have had substantial methodological shortcomings. OBJECTIVE To better assess the role of GBA variants in altering risk for Lewy body disorders. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Four movement disorder clinics in the Seattle, Washington, area… CONTINUE READING
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