Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PD - Parkinson's Disease

Does Parkinson’s Disease, or PD for short, run in your family? Studies have shown some compelling evidence suggesting that loss-of-function mutations rendering three genes (parkin, PINK1 and DJ-1) functionally inactive, underlie common forms of autosomal-recessive PD. Identification and characterization of familial PD-linked genes is helping to delineate molecular pathways that are involved in the pathogenesis of PD. (The Genes of Parkinsons Disease. The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences.) http://www.the-scientist.com/2011/2/1/36/1/

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