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
Specialties
Neurology

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

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

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Holly S Gilmer
(877) 784-3667
29275 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Leonard Sahn, MD
(248) 355-1300
25330 Telegraph Rd Ste 340
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi

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

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

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Fernando Gustavo Diaz, MD
(248) 784-3718
29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1970

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

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

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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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