Parkinson Disease-Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders and Rational for Combinatorial Therapies
AbstractA gradual loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells gives rise to a common neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease (PD). This disease causes a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain and initiates a cascade of complications in the rest of the body that appears as distressing symptoms which include gait problems, tremor, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and cognitive decline. To aid dopamine deficiency, treatment in PD patients includes oral medications, in addition to other methods such as deep brain stimulation and surgical lesioning. Scientists are extensively studying molecular and signaling mechanisms, particularly those involving phenotypic transcription factors and their co-regulatory proteins that are associated with neuronal stem cell (SC) fate determination, maintenance and disease state, and their role in the pathogenesis of PD. Advancement in scientific research and “personalized medicine” to augment current therapeutic intervention and minimize the side effects of chemotherapy may lead to the development of more effective therapeutic strategies in the near future. This review focuses on PD and associated GI complications and summarizes the current therapeutic modalities that include stem cell studies and combinatorial drug treatment. View Full-Text
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Ali, S.A.; Yin, N.; Rehman, A.; Justilien, V. Parkinson Disease-Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders and Rational for Combinatorial Therapies. Med. Sci. 2016, 4, 1.
Ali SA, Yin N, Rehman A, Justilien V. Parkinson Disease-Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders and Rational for Combinatorial Therapies. Medical Sciences. 2016; 4(1):1.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ali, Syed A.; Yin, Ning; Rehman, Arkam; Justilien, Verline. 2016. "Parkinson Disease-Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders and Rational for Combinatorial Therapies." Med. Sci. 4, no. 1: 1.
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