Genetic risk variants in New Yorkers of Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic heritage with Parkinson’s disease

Gabriel Miltenberger-Miltenyi, Roberto A. Ortega, Aloysius Domingo, Rachita Yadav, Ayumi Nishiyama, Deborah Raymond, Viktoriya Katsnelson, Nikita Urval, Matthew Swan, Vicki Shanker, Joan Miravite, Ruth H. Walker, Susan B. Bressman, Laurie J. Ozelius, José C. Cabassa, Rachel Saunders-Pullman

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Abstract

There is a paucity of genetic characterization in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) of Latino and Afro-Caribbean descent. Screening LRRK2 and GBA variants in 32 New Yorkers of Puerto Rican ethnicity with PD and in 119 non-Hispanic-non-Jewish European PD cases revealed that Puerto Rican participants were more likely to harbor the LRRK2-p.G2019S variant (15.6% vs. 4.2%, respectively). Additionally, whole exome sequencing of twelve Puerto Rican and Dominican PD participants was performed as an exploratory study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160
Journalnpj Parkinson's Disease
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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