Genome-wide scan for Parkinson's disease: The GenePD study

A. L. DeStefano, L. I. Golbe, M. H. Mark, A. M. Lazzarini, N. E. Maher, M. Saint-Hilaire, R. G. Feldman, M. Guttman, R. L. Watts, O. Suchowersky, A. L. Lafontaine, N. Labelle, M. F. Lew, C. H. Waters, J. H. Growdon, C. Singer, L. J. Currie, G. F. Wooten, P. Vieregge, P. P. PramstallerC. Klein, J. P. Hubble, M. Stacy, E. Montgomery, M. E. MacDonald, J. F. Gusella, R. H. Myers*

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A genome-wide scan for idiopathic PD in a sample of 113 PD-affected sibling pairs is reported. Suggestive evidence for linkage was found for chromosomes 1 (214 cM, lod = 1.20), 9 (136 cM, lod = 1.30), 10 (88 cM, lod = 1.07), and 16 (114 cM, lod = 0.93). The chromosome 9 region overlaps the genes for dopamine β-hydroxylase and torsion dystonia. Although no strong evidence for linkage was found for any locus, these results may be of value in comparison with similar studies by others.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 25.09.2001


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