Prevalence of parkin gene mutations and variations in idiopathic Parkinson's disease.


Mutations in the parkin gene are a common cause of autosomal recessive juvenile parkinsonism (AR-JP) but their role in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) is not clear. Recent studies demonstrate that most young onset PD without family history is not due to mutations in parkin. However, there is less information about the role of this gene in older onset PD… (More)


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