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Neurodegen 03

Topic: Pathology

Created on Monday, February 16 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Monday, February 16 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
In the most common genetic form of late-onset familial Parkinson disease (LRRK2 G1920s), these alpha-synuclein positive structures are seen first in which of the following locations?

 
        A) Anterior olfactory nucleus
 
        B) Substantia nigra
 
        C) Locus ceruleus
 
        D) Amygdala
 
        E) Nucleus basalis of Meynert
 

 


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This question was created on February 16, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Anterior olfactory nucleus

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Correlates with hyposmia in these patients   (See References)

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B) Substantia nigra

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Third stage   (See References)

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C) Locus ceruleus

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Second stage   (See References)

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D) Amygdala

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Fourth stage   (See References)

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E) nucleus basalis of Meynert

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Third stage   (See References)

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References:

1. Love, S., Louis, D.N., and Ellison, D.W. (2008). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 8th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA (ISBN:0340906820) Advertising:
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pathology
Neurodegen 03
Question ID: 021609127
Question written by gliageek. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 02/16/2009
Modified: 02/16/2009
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