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FUNDED GRANTS ( 3)
Rapid Response Innovation Awards, 2013
The neural network of the gut called the enteric nervous system (ENS) is affected by the pathological process in PD. One of the relevant features of the ENS is its accessibility to biopsies, making it a putative original source of biomarkers for PD. The ENS does not only contain neurons but also enteric glial cells (EGC), the counterpart of the brain astrocytes. The aim of our...
An objective and valid trait and state biomarker of Parkinson’s disease will help therapeutic development by providing a measure to help confirm diagnosis (trait), and track disease progression (state). The purpose of this project is to further develop diffusion tensor imaging as a non-invasive trait biomarker for Parkinson’s disease.
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Accumulation of alpha-synuclein within certain nerve cells represents one of the hallmarks of classical Parkinson disease. Our team recently discovered that alpha-synuclein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are significantly lower in PD patients than in age-matched controls. As a next step of our biomarker study (second phase), we will examine whether a low concentration of...