LRRK2 Gly2385Arg mutation and clinical features in a Chinese population with early-onset Parkinson’s disease compared to late-onset patients
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- Chan, D.K.Y., Ng, P.W., Mok, V. et al. J Neural Transm (2008) 115: 1275. doi:10.1007/s00702-008-0065-0
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The frequency of LRRK2 Gly2385Arg mutation in Hong Kong Chinese with early-onset (age ≤45 years) Parkinson’s disease was identified and compared with late-onset patients (age >50 years) and controls. The mutation prevalence were 8.8, 8.3, and 0% for early-onset, late-onset, and controls, respectively. The mean age of onset among LRRK2 G2385R carriers was 42.7 years old for early-onset compared to 74.3 for late-onset patients. LRRK2 G2385R mutation appears to be as prevalent among early-onset as late-onset patients.