Parkinson's Diseases Specialist West Bend 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.

Lawrence P Sullivan
(262) 334-3451
1700 W Paradise Dr
West Bend, WI
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Neurology

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Mecheri M Sundaram, MD
(601) 984-6440
13133 N Port Washington Rd Ste G06
Mequon, WI
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Neurology
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Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Joseph Jude Burgarino, MD
(414) 454-6620
Thiensville, WI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1979

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Edward Gerald Reshel, MD
(262) 250-5120
W180N7950 Town Hall Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Community Mem Hosp, Menomonee Fls, Wi
Group Practice: Medical Associates Health Ctr

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Scott D VanSteen
(262) 251-7500
N84w16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Neurology

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Lawrence P Sullivan, MD
(414) 771-7270
1700 W Paradise Dr
West Bend, WI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael I LeVin
(262) 387-8200
12203 Corporate Pkwy
Mequon, WI
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Neurology

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Scott Drew Van Steen, MD
(262) 251-7500
W180N7950 Town Hall Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI
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Neurology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edward Bradley Smith, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
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Male
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Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Goldman
(262) 338-1123
205 Valley Ave
West Bend, WI
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

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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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