Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Detroit MI

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.

Andrew L Marcus MD
(313) 730-9100
3815 Pelham St
Dearborn, MI
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(313) 745-4275
4201 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI
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Neurology

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Shina Menon
(313) 745-5604
3901 Beaubien St
Detroit, MI
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Neurology

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Sayyed Sohrab, MD
(313) 745-7552
4201 Saint Antoine St Ste 6E
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kevin Odell, MD
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ahmad Nadim Al Sadat, MD
4201 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1997

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Quanwei Zhang, MD
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: West China Med Univ, Sichuan Med Coll, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Graduation Year: 1985

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(313) 916-2600
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Neurology

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Jay Michael Gorell, MD
(313) 916-2600
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1966
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Hospital: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Center West Bloomfield; Henry Ford Medical Group

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(313) 916-1340
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Neurological Surgery
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Graduation Year: 2005

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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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