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PINK, PANK, or PARK? A clinicians' guide to familial parkinsonism

Healy, DG; Abou-Sleiman, PM; Wood, NW; (2004) PINK, PANK, or PARK? A clinicians' guide to familial parkinsonism. LANCET NEUROL , 3 (11) 652 - 662.

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Abstract

We provide a pragmatic guide for clinicians, and detail the recent developments in the genetics of Parkinson's disease that have shaped our current understanding and management of this disease and other parkinsonian disorders. These developments have been rapid, and in total over 20 genes have been identified, three of which were discovered in the past year. Although there are undoubtedly more genes to be found, the major challenge for the future is to determine how they function and whether they interact. These genes help us to understand the heterogeneity of parkinsonism, and also inform on the molecular and clinical features of individual parkinsonisms. However, their discovery also requires us to raise issues about genetic testing and genetic counselling.

Type: Article
Title: PINK, PANK, or PARK? A clinicians' guide to familial parkinsonism
Keywords: EARLY-ONSET PARKINSONISM, PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY, LINKED DYSTONIA-PARKINSONISM, AUTOSOMAL-DOMINANT PARKINSONISM, SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA TYPE-2, ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN, FRAGILE-X, TREMOR/ATAXIA SYNDROME, TAU GENE, GUADELOUPEAN PARKINSONISM
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/140119
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