Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Rhinelander 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.

Ellen Lee Parris, MD
(715) 369-5051
2 E Ocala St
Rhinelander, WI
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart -St Marys Hospit, Rhinelander, Wi
Group Practice: Marshfield Clinic Rhinelander Neurology Center; Ministry Health Care At Rhinelander Neurology Ctr; Ministry Health Care At Tomahawk Medical Group

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Ellen L Parris
(715) 369-5051
3716 Country Dr
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Neurology

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Ellen Parris
2 E Ocala St
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Paul Later
5670 Bissonnette Ln
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Colleen Barth Vanderkolk
(414) 385-8780
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Neurology

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Jeanne Eskau Pallagi, MD
(715) 453-7200
Rhinelander, WI
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Donald Frank Stonefeld, MD
(715) 282-7544
1120 Woodland Dr
Rhinelander, WI
Specialties
Psychiatry, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jeanne Pallagi
(715) 361-4700
1020 Kabel Ave
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Diane Sonia Book, MD
(414) 454-5200
9200 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Karl E Shewmake
(715) 342-7500
824 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI
Specialty
Neurology

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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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