Parkinson's Diseases Specialist La Grande OR

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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Mitchell Alan Weinstein
(503) 653-6440
9800 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
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Neurosurgery

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Norman Kai-yan So
(503) 229-7246
1040 Nw 22nd Ave
Portland, OR
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Neurology

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Jeffrey Allen Louie
(541) 779-1672
2900 State St
Medford, OR
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Neurosurgery

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Barry Sheldon Russman, MD
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Neurology
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1963

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Robert John Gross
(503) 228-5909
2386 Nw Hoyt St
Portland, OR
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Neurology

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Jeffrey Allen Louie, MD
(541) 779-1672
2900 State St
Medford, OR
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Neurological Surgery
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Michele Mass
(503) 494-7772
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
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Neurologist
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David Jay Silver, MD
(503) 230-1908
5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 238
Portland, OR
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Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or

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Catherine Jane Gallo, MD
(541) 686-3791
1200 Hilyard St Ste 530
Eugene, OR
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Neurological Surgery
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Female
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Eugene, Or
Group Practice: Neurosurgery Group

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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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