Research discovers possible link between Crohn's and Parkinson's in Jewish population

Mount Sinai Researchers have just discovered that patients in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with Crohn's disease (a chronic inflammatory of the digestive system) are more likely to carry the LRRK2 gene mutation. This gene is the major genetic cause of Parkinson's disease, which is a movement disorder. The study's findings, published in the January 10, 2018 issue of Science Translational Medicine, and featured on the cover, could help doctors better understand Crohn's disease, determine specifically who's at risk, and develop new drugs for treatment and/or prevention by targeting this specific gene.

Research discovers possible link between Crohn's and Parkinson's in Jewish population

Mount Sinai Researchers have just discovered that patients in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with Crohn's disease (a chronic inflammatory of the digestive system) are more likely to carry the ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

A single gene can either raise or lower Crohn’s disease risk

Comparing the DNA of 5700 Jewish people has identified a gene with two variants – one that lowers a person’s risk of Crohn’s disease, and one that raises it

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Newscientist

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