Researchers discover biomarker, may help in treating Parkinson

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Published on 7 July 2016 7:04 AM GMT

Researchers discover biomarker, may help in treating Parkinson
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New York: United States researchers have discovered a bio-marker in the urine samples of patients with Parkinson's disease which can help in its better treatment .

Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found LRRK2 protein in the urine of Parkinson's patients, which suggest that the bio-marker may act as a possible guide for the real time treatment of this disease.

"This LRRK2 (pronounced lark two) in bio-fluid and it is found inside neurons in the brain," Andrew West said, Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US, said.

A bio-marker helps physicians predict, diagnose or monitor disease, because the bio-marker corresponds to the presence or risk of disease, and its levels may change as the disease progresses.

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