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Parkinson's Disease - a series of reviews

New Content ItemThis series, guest-edited by Mark Cookson and Ted Dawson, collates reviews surrounding the topic of Parkinson's Disease to provide a comprehensive oversight of recent advances and viewpoints across the field.

All submissions have been subject to Molecular Neurodegeneration's standard peer review process, and articles will be added to this series throughout the coming year. 

  1. Mutations in GBA1, the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase, are among the most common known genetic risk factors for the development of Parkinson disease and related synucleinopathies. A great d...

    Authors: Jenny Do, Cindy McKinney, Pankaj Sharma and Ellen Sidransky

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:36

    Content type: Review

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  2. A full understanding of Parkinson’s Disease etiopathogenesis and of the causes of the preferential vulnerability of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons is still an unsolved puzzle. A multiple-hit hypothesis has...

    Authors: Anna Masato, Nicoletta Plotegher, Daniela Boassa and Luigi Bubacco

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:35

    Content type: Review

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  3. An emerging picture suggests that glial cells’ loss of beneficial roles or gain of toxic functions can contribute to neurodegenerative conditions. Among glial cells, microglia and astrocytes have been shown to...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Tremblay, Mark R. Cookson and Laura Civiero

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:16

    Content type: Review

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  4. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is an age-associated neurodegenerative disorder producing progressive cognitive decline that interferes with normal life and daily activities. Neuropathologically, DLB is charac...

    Authors: Tiago Fleming Outeiro, David J. Koss, Daniel Erskine, Lauren Walker, Marzena Kurzawa-Akanbi, David Burn, Paul Donaghy, Christopher Morris, John-Paul Taylor, Alan Thomas, Johannes Attems and Ian McKeith

    Citation: Molecular Neurodegeneration 2019 14:5

    Content type: Review

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