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Book Reviews
July 2008

Parkinson Disease: Genetics and Pathogenesis

Author Affiliations
 

OLAFSTÜVEMD, PhD

 

edited by Ted M. Dawson, MD, PhD, 386 pp, with illus, $249.95, ISBN 978-0-8493-3697-3, New York, New York, Informa Healthcare USA, Inc, 2007.

Arch Neurol. 2008;65(7):990-991. doi:10.1001/archneur.65.7.991

This book differentiates itself from others in the market by focusing on the genetic underpinnings of Parkinson disease (PD) and provides a detailed coverage of the associated neuropathology, molecular mechanisms, and new experimental models. The wealth of information discussed is a culmination of the enormous efforts of clinicians and geneticists in the field who have uncovered numerous genetic loci and identified at least 6 disease-causing genes and resourceful scientists who have rapidly brought these discoveries to the bench and unraveled the molecular mechanisms in the various experimental models. Many of the investigators involved in these exciting scientific contributions are among the contributors to this book. Dr Dawson, widely recognized for his many seminal discoveries that have furthered our understanding of the pathophysiology of PD, leads this “gold standard” team of contributors.

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