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Genetics of Movement Disorders

Genetics of Movement Disorders

Stefan M. Pulst


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Hereditary or genetic diseases featuring involuntary movements constitute a major aspect of the practice of neurology, functional neurosurgery, genetics, and many areas of basic and applied neuroscience research. Describing the current knowledge on these disorders, Genetics of Movement Disorders brings together information essential for clinicians, geneticists, and neuroscientists in one source. Utilizing a convenient and accessible format, the book is designed to allow easy identification of relevant information, with the overall organization of topics following established phenotypic classifications of movement disorders such as Parkinsonian syndromes, chorea, ataxia, and major categories of diseases grouped by gene locus. This book broadly appeals to neurologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, as well as cell and molecular biologists and hematologists.

  • Consistently formatted to present a clinical description of the disorder, followed by an in-depth analysis of the mutation and function of the mutated gene including cellular and animal models
  • Emphasizes the use of DNA tests for each respective disorder
  • Provides up-to-date, easily accessible information for clinicians, geneticists, and neuroscientists

" of the best comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of any complex group of condition."
" outstanding resource for quick access to state-of-the-art information on the movement disorders."
"...a high-quality publication that will be invaluable to clinicians from a range of disciplines who come into contact with genetic testing for diagnostic purposes, but it should also be popular with neuroscientists."
--HUMAN GENETICS (2004) 114:605