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Analysis of Parkinson's disease brain-derived DNA for alpha-synuclein coding somatic mutations.

Proukakis, C; Shoaee, M; Morris, J; Brier, T; Kara, E; Sheerin, UM; Charlesworth, G; ... Schapira, AH; + view all (2014) Analysis of Parkinson's disease brain-derived DNA for alpha-synuclein coding somatic mutations. Mov Disord , 29 (8) 060-1064. 10.1002/mds.25883. Green open access

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Abstract

Although alpha-synuclein (SNCA) is crucial to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), mutations in the gene appear to be rare. We have recently hypothesized that somatic mutations in early development could contribute to PD.

Type: Article
Title: Analysis of Parkinson's disease brain-derived DNA for alpha-synuclein coding somatic mutations.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/mds.25883
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.25883
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors. International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Keywords: SNCA, alpha-synuclein, etiology of Parkinson's disease, mosaicism, somatic mutation
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
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1427889
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