Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Milwaukee WI

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.

Dan S Heffez
(414) 278-9000
960 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
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Neurosurgery

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Mohammad Anjum Razzaq
(414) 291-2626
1218 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Neurology

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Paul Anthony Nausieda, MD
(414) 871-6988
945 N 12th St Ste 4602
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1972

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Shakaib Mohammad Razzaq
(414) 291-2626
1218 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Neurology

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Max C Lee
(414) 278-9000
960 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Gary Joseph Leo, DO
(414) 219-7450
945 N 12th St Ste 4602
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Josephs Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; Aurora Sinai Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi

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Dr.Alexander Barboi
(414) 805-3666
3070 North 51st Street
Milwaukee, WI
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M
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Rizwanullah Arain
(414) 442-3630
6026 W Lisbon Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Neurology

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Spencer J Block
(414) 278-9000
960 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Dr.Kim Rickert
(414) 805-5430
3070 North 51st Street
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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