Mouse models for LRRK2 Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Mutations in Leucine-rich-repeat-kinase 2 (LRRK2), the causative gene for PARK8 type PD with autosomal dominant inheritance, are the most prevalent genetic causes of both familial and sporadic PD. Animal models are critical tools in the attempt to understand the mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING