Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Redford 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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Neurology

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Hermann Darwin Banks, MD
Detroit, MI
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Neurology
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1994

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Peter Alfred Lewitt
(248) 355-2452
26400 W 12 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI
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Neurology

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Lalit Chamanlal Parekh, MD
(586) 427-1000
Southfield, MI
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Neurology
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Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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Saleem A Tahir
(734) 779-2147
15142 Levan Rd
Livonia, MI
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Neurology

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Kevin R Lee MD
(248) 926-4292
136 S Pontiac Trl
Walled Lake, MI
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Neurology

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Chandrankant C Desai, MD
(248) 353-9817
27177 Lahser Rd Ste 205
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Neurology Assoc

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(248) 427-9730
19325 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI
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Neurology

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Chandrakant DeSai
(248) 353-9817
27177 Lahser Rd
Southfield, MI
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Neurology

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Bassam Mohammad Maaz, MD
(313) 277-1030
22146 Ford Rd Ste 200
Dearborn Heights, MI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
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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