Mutations in the PINK1 gene cause autosomal recessive parkinsonism characterized by early onset and a variable phenotypic presentation. A patient homozygous for the Ala168Pro mutation has been fully characterized clinically. Apart from onset at age 39 years and the excellent and sustained response to levodopa, all clinical and laboratory features, including SPECT and assessment of autonomic function, were indistinguishable from typical idiopathic Parkinson disease.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 14 2005|
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