Paraquat exposure as an etiological factor of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Paraquat exposure as an etiological factor of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira and Fernando Remi{\~a}o and Helena Carmo and Jos{\'e} Alberto Duarte and Amparo S{\'a}nchez Navarro and Maria de Lourdes Bastos and F{\'e}lix Carvalho},
  volume={27 6},
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a multifactorial chronic progressive neurodegenerative disease influenced by age, and by genetic and environmental factors. The role of genetic predisposition in PD has been increasingly acknowledged and a number of relevant genes have been identified (e.g., genes encoding alpha-synuclein, parkin, and dardarin), while the search for environmental factors that influence the pathogenesis of PD has only recently begun to escalate. In recent years, the investigation on… CONTINUE READING
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