Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Cleveland TN

In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors.

Dr.Khalid Rana
(423) 476-7575
2700 Westside Drive Northwest #200
Cleveland, TN
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Neurologist
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Hospital: Skyridge Medical Center
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Dr.Charles Han
1626 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN
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Neurologist
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Cornelius J Mance, MD
(423) 877-1212
2051 Hamill Rd Ste 301B
Hixson, TN
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1973

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Subroto Kundu
(423) 790-1529
2253 CHAMBLISS AVESUITE 405
Cleveland, TN
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Neurology

Tulio E Bertorini M, MD
(901) 725-8920
1211 Union Ave Ste 400
Memphis, TN
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Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Wesley Neurology Clinic Pc

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John Matthew Whitley, MD
(423) 314-8335
PO Box 417
Cohutta, GA
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1990

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Larry Gibson, MD
(423) 877-1212
2051 Hamill Rd Ste 301
Hixson, TN
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Robert Clark Wood, MD
(406) 238-2346
4519 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Deaconess Billings Clinic

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Steven D Graham MD
(615) 329-0100
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
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Neurology

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Brian Marshall Thompson, MD
(615) 341-4000
1818 Albion St
Nashville, TN
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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Another Genetic Risk for Parkinson's

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By Kathryn Ayers

A number of small studies have suggested that a mutation in the gene that produces the protein alpha-synuclein (SNCA) may play a role in the onset of the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Now a large multi-nation study confirms that the mutation can increase the risk of Parkinson’s by 50 percent. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic sifted data on some 2,700 Parkinson’s patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals and determined that “the SNCA gene is not only a rare cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease in some families, but also a susceptibility gene for Parkinson’s disease at the population level.” People who have the misfortune of inheriting copies of the gene mutation from both parents—a rare occurrence—will contract Parkinson’s. In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors. The researchers estimate that the SNCA gene accounts for roughly 3 percent of all Parkinson’s cases—about the same, they say, “as the population effect of other common variants implicated in Parkinson’s disease.”

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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