Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Schaumburg IL

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.

Sailaja V Maramreddy, MD
(708) 756-0100
Palatine, IL
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Neurology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Irving James Young, MD
(847) 437-9176
2010 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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Neurology, Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1954
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Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il
Group Practice: Northwest Neurological Assoc

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Concetta M Forchetti
(847) 981-3630
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Neurosurgery

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Kenneth A Vatz
(847) 953-6080
515 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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Neurology

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Rene D Pecson, MD
(847) 593-6363
810 Biesterfield Rd Ste 403
Elk Grove Village, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1965

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Mina Foroohar, MD
(847) 398-9100
880 W Central Rd Ste 3200
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995
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Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Alexian Brothers Med Ctr, Elk Grove Vlg, Il
Group Practice: Rush Presbyterian/St Lukes

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Merrell Dee Reiss
(847) 952-9140
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove, IL
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Neurology

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Mina Foroohar
(847) 398-9100
880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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Neurosurgery

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Dr.Daniel Cacioppo
(847) 952-9140
800 Biesterfield Road #110
Elk Grove Village, IL
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M
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Neurologist
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Richard William Broderick
(847) 398-6464
880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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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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