LRRK2, GBA and Other Genetic Biomarkers in Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jews With and Without Parkinson's Disease
Age: 30 years - 66+
Healthy Subjects: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Recruitment Status: Recruiting
Start Date: April 29, 2019
End Date: March 01, 2024
- Parkinson disease patients and their family members and is limited to participants of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent with GBA and LRRK2 mutations, or with 3 or more family members with PD
- Participants must be local to the New York City area and willing to come to Mount Sinai Downtown for annual 2 hour study visits which include obtaining personal medical and family history information, blood, urine and spinal fluid samples, neurological exam and neuropsychiatric testing. Spinal fluid collection is encouraged but optional.
Exclusion Criteria: -Patients who do not have Parkinson disease or family members of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent who either has a GBA or LRRK2 mutations OR who has 3 or more family members with PD.
- Parkinson Disease