Genetic characterization of Parkinson's disease patients in Ecuador and Colombia

Philip W. Tipton, Gabriela Jaramillo-Koupermann, Alexandra I. Soto-Beasley, Ronald L. Walton, Silvia Soler-Rangel, Óscar Romero-Osorio, Cindy Díaz, Claudia Lucía Moreno-López, Owen A. Ross, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Catalina Cerquera-Cleves, Fernando Alarcon

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Abstract

To help address the scarcity of studies on the genetics of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Latin America, we screened 426 Ecuadorians with PD and 80 Colombians (PD = 55, Control = 26) for mutations within several PD-related genes. Among Colombians, we identified several variants within PARKIN and PINK1 genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume75
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Genetics
  • Latin America
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Tipton, P. W., Jaramillo-Koupermann, G., Soto-Beasley, A. I., Walton, R. L., Soler-Rangel, S., Romero-Osorio, Ó., Díaz, C., Moreno-López, C. L., Ross, O. A., Wszolek, Z. K., Cerquera-Cleves, C., & Alarcon, F. (2020). Genetic characterization of Parkinson's disease patients in Ecuador and Colombia. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 75, 27-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2020.05.005