Parkinson disease


Parkinson disease is a progressive neurological disorder resulting from the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain (largely in the substantia nigra). Symptoms include tremor, loss of balance and motor coordination, rigidity, and slowing of movements. Fly stocks in the Bloomington collection that can be used to study Parkinson disease are listed here.

General information links for Parkinson disease:

Parkinson subtypes with causative genes identified (from OMIM)
subtypeHuman gene symbolHuman gene full nameFly gene
PARK1 and PARK4SNCAalpha-synuclein 
PARK2PARK2Parkinparkin (park)
PARK6PINK1PINK1PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (Pink1)
PARK7DJ1/PARK7DJ1DJ-1alpha and dj-1beta
PARK8LRRK2Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2/dardarinLeucine-rich repeat kinase (Lrrk)
PARK13HTRA2HTRA2HtrA2
PARK14PLA2G6PLA2G6iPLA2-VIA