Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Rosedale MD

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.

Charles C Park, MD
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln
Rosedale, MD
Business
Central Maryland Neurosurgery Associates LLC
Specialties
Neurology

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Hatem S Abdo
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Jerold H Fleishman
(443) 777-7519
9000 Franklin Square Dr
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Neurology

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Charles C Park
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Charles John Winters, MD
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln Ste 206
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ann Z Song
(443) 777-7519
9000 Franklin Square Dr
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Neurology

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Charles J Winters
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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Henry A Spindler Jr, MD
(410) 687-4408
9105 Franklin Square Dr
Rosedale, MD
Specialties
Neurology, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Greater Baltimore Med Center, Baltimore, Md; Franklin Square Hosp Ctr, Baltimore, Md

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Michael Salcman, MD
(410) 574-9300
9101 Franklin Square Dr Ste 310
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Baltimore, Md; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md; Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md; Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Md; Franklin Square Hosp Ctr, Baltimore, Md
Group Practice: Cohen & Blumberg

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Brian Anthony Iuliano, MD
(410) 391-6904
19 Fontana Ln Ste 206
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Baltimore, Md; Greater Baltimore Med Center, Baltimore, Md; St Joseph Hospital, Baltimore, Md; Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md; St Agnes Healthcare, Baltimore, Md; Harbor Hospital Center, Baltimore, Md; Franklin Square H

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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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