Study of the Genome, Gut Metagenome and Diet of Patients With Incident Parkinson's Disease

2019-10-15 11:11:25 | BioPortfolio


A case-control study to identify microbiome and genetic differences between healthy subjects and patients with incident Parkinson's disease.


Two groups of subjects - one including healthy individuals and the other - treatment-naive patients with incident Parkinson's disease - will fill in the food frequency questionnaire, SF-36 questionnaire, HADS questionnaire and the physical activity questionnaire. All subjects must have 0-3 points on Hoehn and Yahr scale and more than 22 points on MoCA scale. DNA microarray genotyping will be used to process the DNA samples of the participants. The data on the composition of the participants' gut microbiota will be obtained through 16S rRNA sequencing of their stool samples.

Study Design


Parkinson Disease


16S rRNA gene sequencing, DNA-microarray genotyping


Not yet recruiting


Atlas Biomed

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Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.

Genes, found in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, which are transcribed to produce the RNA which is incorporated into RIBOSOMES. Prokaryotic rRNA genes are usually found in OPERONS dispersed throughout the GENOME, whereas eukaryotic rRNA genes are clustered, multicistronic transcriptional units.

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Within most types of eukaryotic CELL NUCLEUS, a distinct region, not delimited by a membrane, in which some species of rRNA (RNA, RIBOSOMAL) are synthesized and assembled into ribonucleoprotein subunits of ribosomes. In the nucleolus rRNA is transcribed from a nucleolar organizer, i.e., a group of tandemly repeated chromosomal genes which encode rRNA and which are transcribed by RNA polymerase I. (Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, 2d ed)

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