Mitochondrial pathology in muscle of a patient with a novel parkin mutation.

Abstract

Mutations of the parkin gene on chromosome 6 cause early-onset parkinsonism. Myopathy has not been reported to be a feature of this condition. Here we report the muscle biopsy findings of a 53-year-old man with a novel parkin gene mutation (IVS-9-1 deletion). His symptoms were characterized by typical early-onset, dopa-responsive, and slowly progressive… (More)

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