AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017


Discovery May Lead to a Treatment to Slow Parkinson's Disease

Interaction between a mutant gene and alpha synuclein leads to hallmark Parkinson’s pathologies 

In this study, researchers were able to see that LRRK2, a mutant kinase enzyme that is the most common genetic cause for Parkinson’s disease, can cause the buildup of inclusions in neurons. These inclusions are one of the main pathologies seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease. New drugs that are currently being developed for clinical use would inhibit the buildup of inclusions stopping the aggregated alpha synuclein protein which would slow the progression of the disease. To read more, click here.


Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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