Genetic characterization of Parkinson's disease patients in Ecuador and Colombia

Philip W. Tipton, Gabriela Jaramillo-Koupermann, Alexandra I. Soto-Beasley, Ronald L. Walton, Silvia Soler-Rangel, Óscar Romero-Osorio, Cindy Díaz, Claudia Lucía Moreno-López, Owen A. Ross, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Catalina Cerquera-Cleves, Fernando Alarcon

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To help address the scarcity of studies on the genetics of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Latin America, we screened 426 Ecuadorians with PD and 80 Colombians (PD = 55, Control = 26) for mutations within several PD-related genes. Among Colombians, we identified several variants within PARKIN and PINK1 genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Genetics
  • Latin America
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology


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