Genetics of neurological disorders

Mohammad A Faghihi, Salim Mottagui-Tabar, Claes R Wahlestedt

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Abstract

Neurological diseases are defined as an inappropriate function of the peripheral or central nervous system due to impaired electrical impulses throughout the brain and/or nervous system that may present with heterogeneous symptoms according to the parts of the system involved in these pathologic processes. Growing evidence on genetic components of neurological disease have been collected during recent years. Genetic studies have opened the way for understanding the underlying pathology of many neurological disorders. The outcome of current intense research into the genetics of neurological disorders will hopefully be the introduction of new diagnostic tools and the discovery of potential targets for new and more effective medications and preventive measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-332
Number of pages16
JournalExpert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Genetics of neurological disorder
  • Kennedy's syndrome
  • Neurological disorder
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pick's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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