Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Snellville GA

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.

M Saeed Shahid Salles, MD
(770) 978-3578
1700 Tree Lane Rd Ste 350
Snellville, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jan Baxt, DO
(770) 972-3002
1700 Tree Lane Rd Ste 400
Snellville, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1970

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George Rowland Wilmot, MD
Lilburn, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Edmonds Mc Daniel, MD
(770) 995-0555
600 Professional Dr Ste 110
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Neurology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Gwinnett Med Ctr, Lawrenceville, Ga
Group Practice: North GA Neurological Clinic

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Charles Owen Wood, MD
(770) 962-0758
500 Medical Center Blvd Ste 390
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1979

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Arun Lakhanpal, MD
(770) 978-3578
1700 Tree Ln Ste 350
Snellville, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Syed Ali Asad, MD
Grayson, GA
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1995

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Arthur David Schiff
(770) 995-0886
500 Medical Center Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Neurology

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Don William Penney, MD
753 Old Norcross Rd Ste A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Master Univ, Sch Of Med, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Gwinnett Med Ctr, Lawrenceville, Ga
Group Practice: Gwinnett Neurosurgical

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Princewill U Ehirim
(678) 916-7053
500 Medical Center Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialty
Neurosurgery

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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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