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Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Sep;57:38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2012.06.025. Epub 2012 Jul 7.

Gene-environment interactions in Parkinson's disease: specific evidence in humans and mammalian models.

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School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. cannonjr@purdue.edu

Abstract

Interactions between genetic factors and environmental exposures are thought to be major contributors to the etiology of Parkinson's disease. While such interactions are poorly defined and incompletely understood, recent epidemiological studies have identified specific interactions of potential importance to human PD. In this review, the most current data on gene-environment interactions in PD from human studies are critically discussed. Animal models have also highlighted the importance of genetic susceptibility to toxicant exposure and data of potential relevance to human PD are discussed. Goals and needs for the future of the field are proposed.

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22776331
PMCID:
PMC3815566
DOI:
10.1016/j.nbd.2012.06.025
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