Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant
...ing a protein called dardarin. The LRRK2 gene is active in the brain and other tissues throughout the body, but little is known about this gene or the dardarin
protein. Mutations in LRRK2 are the most common genetic cause of Parkinsons Disease. Disease-related mutations in LRRK2 occur at many sites. The preva...
Parkinson's Disease Has Genetic Roots
...in to create the protein dardarin, which means tremor in Basque.
is comprised of 2,527 amino acids. A new mutation wherein amino acid No. 2,...ses. The glitch was also found in 40% of the Arab population. The role that dardarin
plays in the brain has still not been determined, but its mutated version r...
Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases
at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Singleton and his colleagues recently discovered LRRK2, a gene that
encodes a protein named dardarin
by the researchers from the Basque
word dardara, which means tremor, a major symptom of Parkinson's
disease. It was isolated on a region of chromosome...