Parkinsonism syndrome in heterozygotes for Niemann-Pick C1

Hans H. Kluenemann, John Nutt, Marie Y. Davis, Thomas D. Bird

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Abstract

Niemann-Pick C (NPC) disease is a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disorder. We report here the unique occurrence of three adult heterozygous carriers of mutations in the NPC1 gene who also have a parkinsonism syndrome. This suggests the possibility that mutations in NPC1 could be a risk factor for Parkinson's disease similar to the phenomenon that is now recognized with Gaucher disease and the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene. This report should be a stimulus for larger more detailed epidemiological studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-220
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume335
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2013

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Parkinsonian Disorders
Heterozygote
Niemann-Pick Diseases
Glucosylceramidase
Gaucher Disease
Mutation
Genes
Parkinson Disease
Epidemiologic Studies
Lipids

Keywords

  • Gaucher disease
  • Genetics
  • Lysosomal storage
  • Niemann-Pick C disease
  • Parkinson disease
  • Parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Parkinsonism syndrome in heterozygotes for Niemann-Pick C1. / Kluenemann, Hans H.; Nutt, John; Davis, Marie Y.; Bird, Thomas D.

In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 335, No. 1-2, 15.12.2013, p. 219-220.

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Kluenemann, Hans H. ; Nutt, John ; Davis, Marie Y. ; Bird, Thomas D. / Parkinsonism syndrome in heterozygotes for Niemann-Pick C1. In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2013 ; Vol. 335, No. 1-2. pp. 219-220.
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