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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.

Richard B Rosenbaum, MD
(503) 963-3100
5050 NE Hoyt St
Portland, OR
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The Oregon Clinic Neurology
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Neurology

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Gerald Barton Rich, MD
(503) 229-8311
1849 NW Kearney St Ste 202
Portland, OR
Specialties
Neurology, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Good Samaritan Hosp And, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Sdas Inc

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Mark Alexander Melgard, MD
(503) 362-4113
4676 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or

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Mauricio Collada Jr, MD
(503) 581-5517
1344 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dennis Neil Bourdette, MD
(503) 494-5759
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lisa Carolyn Silbert, MD
Portland, OR
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Neurology
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Female
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Reed Calhoun Wilson
(503) 229-7647
1040 Nw 22nd Ave
Portland, OR
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Neurology

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Marie L Long, MD
(217) 620-7340
6775 Red Prairie Rd
Sheridan, OR
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Decatur, Il; Decatur Mem Hosp, Decatur, Il
Group Practice: Long & Dold

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John Burnace Isom, MD
(503) 228-2738
Portland, OR
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Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1954

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Robert John Hacker, MD
(541) 686-8353
1426 Oak St
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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