Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk in People with Specific Gene

February 3, 2014 10:47 PM

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Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk in People with Specific Gene

Several studies have linked pesticides with the development of Parkinson's disease, and now a new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson's after exposure to certain pesticides.

Parkinson's disease results from the loss of neurons involved in processing the neurotransmitter dopamine. Researchers had previously found a gene that was involved in dopamine processing, and in animal experiments, they determined which pesticides inhibited this gene's pathway.

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