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John Hardy, PhD, right, accepted the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize from MJFF VP Brian Fiske, PhD, and Michael J. Fox on April 15.

John Hardy awarded 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson's Research

One of the UK Parkinson's Disease Consortium Principal Investigators, Prof John Hardy, has been awarded the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for his leadership in Parkinson's genetics research. The award was presented by Michael J. Fox at a ceremony in New York on April 15. From the Michael J. Fox Foundation website: More...

Webcast - Prof Nicholas Wood - Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease.

Video: Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease

Webcast of the presentation entitled ‘Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease’ given by Nicholas Wood (University College London, United Kingdom) presented at the Biochemical Society Hot Topic event, PINK1-Parkin Signalling in Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond, held in December 2014. More...

Pedigrees and I-FP-CIT SPECT scan images of the four families with GCH1 mutations involved in this study.

GCH1 gene and Parkinson's risk

A study published in Brain, led by researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology, has shown that genetic mutations which cause a decrease in dopamine production in the brain and lead to a form of childhood-onset Dystonia, also play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC)

The new Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) has opened for clinical studies and trials


Audioslide presentation on Claudia Manzoni's paper examining how fibroblasts with LRRK2 mutations react to starvation conditions and the possible deficits that they have in autophagy.

LRRK2 and autophagy in fibroblasts

In this paper Claudia Manzoni studies how fibroblast cells from people with Parkinson’s disease caused by mutations in LRRK2 react to starvation. Although the changes are quite subtle, there are differences between the way that fibroblasts that contain mutant LRRK2 respond to being starved – suggesting that there may be changes in the way that these cells regulate a key process called autophagy (a term which comes from the greek meaning to eat yourself, and is one of the ways that cells get rid of waste and recycle proteins and organellles).


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Boutoleau-Bretonnière, C., Camuzat, A., Le Ber, I., Bouya-Ahmed, K., Guerreiro, R., Deruet, A.-L., Evrard, C., Bras, J., Lamy, E., Auffray-Calvier, E., Pallardy, A., Hardy, J., Brice, A., Derkinderen, P., Vercelletto, M., 2015. A Phenotype of Atypical Apraxia of Speech in a Family Carrying SQSTM1 Mutation. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 43, 625–630. doi:10.3233/JAD-141512.

Schottlaender, L.V., Polke, J.M., Ling, H., MacDoanld, N.D., Tucci, A., Nanji, T., Pittman, A., de Silva, R., Holton, J.L., Revesz, T., Sweeney, M.G., Singleton, A.B., Lees, A.J., Bhatia, K.P., Houlden, H., 2015. The analysis of C9orf72 repeat expansions in a large series of clinically and pathologically diagnosed cases with atypical parkinsonism. Neurobiology of Aging 36, 1221.e1–1221.e6. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.08.024



Banerjee, S., Zagórska, A., Deak, M., Campbell, D.G., Prescott, A.R., Alessi, D.R., 2014. Interplay between Polo kinase, LKB1-activated NUAK1 kinase, PP1ß(MYPT1) phosphatase complex and the SCF(ßTrCP) E3 ubiquitin ligase. Biochemical Journal 461, 233–245. doi:10.1042/BJ20140408

Benitez, B., Jin, S., Guerreiro, R., Graham, R., Lord, J., Harold, D., Sims, R., Lambert, J., Gibbs, J., Bras, J., Sassi, C., Harari, O., Bertelsen, S., Lupton, M., Powell, J., Bellenguez, C., Brown, K., Medway, C., Haddick, P., van der Brug, M., Bhangale, T., Ortmann, W., Behrens, T., Mayeux, R., Pericak-Vance, M., Farrer, L., Schellenberg, G., Haines, J., Turton, J., Braae, A., Barber, I., Fagan, A., Holtzman, D., Morris, J., The 3C Study Group, the EADI consortium, the Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC), Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the GERAD Consortium, Williams, J., Kauwe, J., Amouyel, P., Morgan, K., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., Goate, A., Cruchaga, C., 2014. Missense variant in TREML2 protects against Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging 35, 1510.e19–26.

Berg, D., Postuma, R.B., Bloem, B., Chan, P., Dubois, B., Gasser, T., Goetz, C.G., Halliday, G.M., Hardy, J., Lang, A.E., Litvan, I., Marek, K., Obeso, J., Oertel, W., Olanow, C.W., Poewe, W., Stern, M., Deuschl, G., 2014. Time to redefine PD? Introductory statement of the MDS Task Force on the definition of Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders 29, 454–462. doi:10.1002/mds.25844

Bettencourt, C., Ryten, M., Forabosco, P., Schorge, S., Hersheson, J., Hardy, J., Houlden, H., for the United Kingdom Brain Expression Consortium, 2014. Insights From Cerebellar Transcriptomic Analysis Into the Pathogenesis of Ataxia. JAMA Neurology.

Birsa, N., Norkett, R., Wauer, T., Mevissen, T., Wu, H., Foltynie, T., Bhatia, K., Hirst, W., Komander, D., Plun-Favreau, H., Kittler, J., 2014. K27 ubiquitination of the mitochondrial transport protein Miro is dependent on serine 65 of the Parkin ubiquitin ligase. J Biol Chem.

Bras, J., Guerreiro, R., Darwent, L., Parkkinen, L., Ansorge, O., Escott-Price, V., Hernandez, D.G., Nalls, M.A., Clark, L., Honig, L., Marder, K., van der Flier, W., Lemstra, A., Scheltens, P., Rogaeva, E., St. George-Hyslop, P., Londos, E., Zetterberg, H., Ortega-Cubero, S., Pastor, P., Ferman, T.J., Graff-Radford, N.R., Ross, O.A., Barber, I., Braae, A., Brown, K., Morgan, K., Maetzler, W., Berg, D., Troakes, C., Al-Sarraj, S., Lashley, T., Compta, Y., Revesz, T., Lees, A., Cairns, N., Halliday, G.M., Mann, D., Pickering-Brown, S., Dickson, D., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., 2014. Genetic analysis implicates APOE, SNCA and suggests lysosomal dysfunction in the etiology of Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Human Molecular Genetics. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddu334

Charlesworth, G., Bhatia, K., Wood, N., 2014. No pathogenic GNAL mutations in 192 sporadic and familial cases of cervical dystonia. Mov Disord 29, 154–155.

Civiero, L., Dihanich, S., Lewis, P.A., Greggio, E., 2014. Genetic, Structural, and Molecular Insights into the Function of Ras of Complex Proteins Domains. Chemistry & Biology. doi:10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.05.010

Compta, Y., Parkkinen, L., Kempster, P., Selikhova, M., Lashley, T., Holton, J., Lees, A., Revesz, T., 2014. The significance of a-synuclein, amyloid-ß and tau pathologies in Parkinson’s disease progression and related dementia. Neurodegener Dis 13, 154–156.

Cooper, J.M., Wiklander, P.B.O., Nordin, J.Z., Al-Shawi, R., Wood, M.J., Vithlani, M., Schapira, A.H.V., Simons, J.P., El-Andaloussi, S., Alvarez-Erviti, L., 2014. Systemic exosomal siRNA delivery reduced alpha-synuclein aggregates in brains of transgenic mice. Movement Disorders. doi:10.1002/mds.25978

Cruchaga, C., Karch, C., Jin, S., Benitez, B., Cai, Y., Guerreiro, R., Harari, O., Norton, J., Budde, J., Bertelsen, S., Jeng, A., Cooper, B., Skorupa, T., Carrell, D., Levitch, D., Hsu, S., Choi, J., Ryten, M., UK Brain Expression Consortium (UKBEC), Hardy, J., Ryten, M., Trabzuni, D., Weale, M., Ramasamy, A., Smith, C., Sassi, C., Bras, J., Gibbs, J., Hernandez, D., Lupton, M., Powell, J., Forabosco, P., Ridge, P., Corcoran, C., Tschanz, J., Norton, M., Munger, R., Schmutz, C., Leary, M., Demirci, F., Bamne, M., Wang, X., Lopez, O., Ganguli, M., Medway, C., Turton, J., Lord, J., Braae, A., Barber, I., Brown, K., null, Passmore, P., Craig, D., Johnston, J., McGuinness, B., Todd, S., Heun, R., Kölsch, H., Kehoe, P., Hooper, N., Vardy, E., Mann, D., Pickering-Brown, S., Brown, K., Kalsheker, N., Lowe, J., Morgan, K., David Smith, A., Wilcock, G., Warden, D., Holmes, C., Pastor, P., Lorenzo-Betancor, O., Brkanac, Z., Scott, E., Topol, E., Morgan, K., Rogaeva, E., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., Kamboh, M., St George-Hyslop, P., Cairns, N., Morris, J., Kauwe, J., Goate, A., 2014. Rare coding variants in the phospholipase D3 gene confer risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Nature 505, 550–554.

Deas, E., Piipari, K., Machhada, A., Li, A., Gutierrez-del-Arroyo, A., Withers, D.J., Wood, N.W., Abramov, A.Y., 2014. PINK1 deficiency in ß-cells increases basal insulin secretion and improves glucose tolerance in mice. Open Biology 4. doi:10.1098/rsob.140051

Delos Heros, P., Alessi, D.R., Gourlay, R., Campbell, D.G., Deak, M., Macartney, T.J., Kahle, K.T., Zhang, J., 2014. The WNK-regulated SPAK/OSR1 kinases directly phosphorylate and inhibit the K(+)–Cl(-) co-transporters. Biochemical Journal 458, 559–573. doi:10.1042/BJ20131478

Ferrari, R., Ryten, M., Simone, R., Trabzuni, D., Nicolaou, N., Hondhamuni, G., Ramasamy, A., Vandrovcova, J., Weale, M.E., Lees, A.J., Momeni, P., Hardy, J., de Silva, R., 2014. Assessment of common variability and expression quantitative trait loci for genome-wide associations for progressive supranuclear palsy. Neurobiology of Aging 35, 1514.e1–1514.e12. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.01.010

Godena, V.K., Brookes-Hocking, N., Moller, A., Shaw, G., Oswald, M., Sancho, R.M., Miller, C.C.J., Whitworth, A.J., De Vos, K.J., 2014. Increasing microtubule acetylation rescues axonal transport and locomotor deficits caused by LRRK2 Roc-COR domain mutations. Nat Commun 5.

Gómez-Sánchez, R., Gegg, M., Bravo-San Pedro, J., Niso-Santano, M., Alvarez-Erviti, L., Pizarro-Estrella, E., Gutiérrez-Martín, Y., Alvarez-Barrientos, A., Fuentes, J., González-Polo, R., Schapira, A., 2014. Mitochondrial impairment increases FL-PINK1 levels by calcium-dependent gene expression. Neurobiol Dis.

Guerreiro, R., Brás, J., Hardy, J., Singleton, A., 2014. Next generation sequencing techniques in neurological diseases: redefining clinical and molecular associations. Human Molecular Genetics. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddu203

Guerreiro, R., Brás, J., Wojtas, A., Rademakers, R., Hardy, J., Graff-Radford, N., 2014. A nonsense mutation in PRNP associated with clinical Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.05.013

Guerreiro, R., Hardy, J., 2014. Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease. Neurotherapeutics 11, 732–737. doi:10.1007/s13311-014-0295-9

Houde, V.P., Ritorto, M.S., Gourlay, R., Varghese, J., Davies, P., Shpiro, N., Sakamoto, K., Alessi, D.R., 2014. Investigation of LKB1 Ser(431) phosphorylation and Cys(433) farnesylation using mouse knockin analysis reveals an unexpected role of prenylation in regulating AMPK activity. Biochemical Journal 458, 41–56. doi:10.1042/BJ20131324

Johnson, J., Pioro, E., Boehringer, A., Chia, R., Feit, H., Renton, A., Pliner, H., Abramzon, Y., Marangi, G., Winborn, B., Gibbs, J., Nalls, M., Morgan, S., Shoai, M., Hardy, J., Pittman, A., Orrell, R., Malaspina, A., Sidle, K., Fratta, P., Harms, M., Baloh, R., Pestronk, A., Weihl, C., Rogaeva, E., Zinman, L., Drory, V., Borghero, G., Mora, G., Calvo, A., Rothstein, J., null, Drepper, C., Sendtner, M., Singleton, A., Taylor, J., Cookson, M., Restagno, G., Sabatelli, M., Bowser, R., Chiò, A., Traynor, B., 2014. Mutations in the Matrin 3 gene cause familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nat Neurosci 17, 664–666.

Kara, E., Xiromerisiou, G., Spanaki, C., Bozi, M., Koutsis, G., Panas, M., Dardiotis, E., Ralli, S., Bras, J., Letson, C., Edsall, C., Pliner, H., Arepalli, S., Kalinderi, K., Fidani, L., Bostantjopoulou, S., Keller, M., Wood, N., Hardy, J., Houlden, H., Stefanis, L., Plaitakis, A., Hernandez, D., Hadjigeorgiou, G., Nalls, M., Singleton, A., 2014. Assessment of Parkinson’s disease risk loci in Greece. Neurobiol Aging 35, 442.e9–442.e16.

Karran, E., Hardy, J., 2014. A critique of the drug discovery and phase 3 clinical programs targeting the amyloid hypothesis for Alzheimer disease. Annals of Neurology. doi:10.1002/ana.24188

Kazlauskaite, A., Kelly, V., Johnson, C., Baillie, C., Hastie, C.J., Peggie, M., Macartney, T., Woodroof, H.I., Alessi, D.R., Pedrioli, P.G.A., Muqit, M.M.K., 2014. Phosphorylation of Parkin at Serine65 is essential for activation: elaboration of a Miro1 substrate-based assay of Parkin E3 ligase activity. Open Biology 4, 130213. doi:10.1098/rsob.130213

Kazlauskaite, A., Kondapalli, C., Gourlay, R., Campbell, D.G., Ritorto, M.S., Hofmann, K., Alessi, D.R., Knebel, A., Trost, M., Muqit, M.M.K., 2014. Parkin is activated by PINK1-dependent phosphorylation of ubiquitin at Ser65. Biochemical Journal 460, 127–139.

Kefalopoulou, Z., Politis, M., Piccini, P., Mencacci, N., Bhatia, K., Jahanshahi, M., Widner, H., Rehncrona, S., Brundin, P., Björklund, A., Lindvall, O., Limousin, P., Quinn, N., Foltynie, T., 2014. Long-term Clinical Outcome of Fetal Cell Transplantation for Parkinson Disease: Two Case Reports. JAMA Neurol 71, 83–87.

Kilford, E.J., Dumontheil, I., Wood, N.W., Blakemore, S.-J., 2014. Influence of COMT genotype and affective distractors on the processing of self-generated thought. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu118

Le Ber, I., De Septenville, A., Guerreiro, R., Bras, J., Camuzat, A., Caroppo, P., Lattante, S., Couarch, P., Kabashi, E., Bouya-Ahmed, K., Dubois, B., Brice, A., 2014. Homozygous TREM2 mutation in a family with atypical frontotemporal dementia. Neurobiology of Aging. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.04.010

Ling, H., Kara, E., Revesz, T., Lees, A., Plant, G., Martino, D., Houlden, H., Hardy, J., Holton, J., 2014. Concomitant progressive supranuclear palsy and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a boxer. Acta Neuropathol Commun 2, 24.

Ludtmann, M., Angelova, P., Zhang, Y., Abramov, A., Dinkova-Kostova, A., 2014. Nrf2 affects the efficiency of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation. Biochem J 457, 415–424.

Mamais, A., Chia, R., Beilina, A., Hauser, D.N., Hall, C., Lewis, P.A., Cookson, M.R., Bandopadhyay, R., 2014. Arsenite Stress Downregulates Phosphorylation and 14-3-3 Binding of Leucine-rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) Promoting Self-Association and Cellular Redistribution. Journal of Biological Chemistry. doi:10.1074/jbc.M113.528463

McNeill, A., Magalhaes, J., Shen, C., Chau, K., Hughes, D., Mehta, A., Foltynie, T., Cooper, J., Abramov, A., Gegg, M., Schapira, A., 2014. Ambroxol improves lysosomal biochemistry in glucocerebrosidase mutation-linked Parkinson disease cells. Brain.

Mencacci, N.E., Isaias, I.U., Reich, M.M., Ganos, C., Plagnol, V., Polke, J.M., Bras, J., Hersheson, J., Stamelou, M., Pittman, A.M., Noyce, A.J., Mok, K.Y., Opladen, T., Kunstmann, E., Hodecker, S., Münchau, A., Volkmann, J., Samnick, S., Sidle, K., Nanji, T., Sweeney, M.G., Houlden, H., Batla, A., Zecchinelli, A.L., Pezzoli, G., Marotta, G., Lees, A., Alegria, P., Krack, P., Cormier-Dequaire, F., Lesage, S., Brice, A., Heutink, P., Gasser, T., Lubbe, S.J., Morris, H.R., Taba, P., Koks, S., Majounie, E., Raphael Gibbs, J., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., Klebe, S., Bhatia, K.P., Wood, N.W., 2014. Parkinson’s disease in GTP cyclohydrolase 1 mutation carriers. Brain. doi:10.1093/brain/awu179.

Nalls, M.A., Bras, J., Hernandez, D.G., Keller, M.F., Majounie, E., Renton, A.E., Saad, M., Jansen, I., Guerreiro, R., Lubbe, S., Plagnol, V., Gibbs, J.R., Schulte, C., Pankratz, N., Sutherland, M., Bertram, L., Lill, C., DeStefano, A.L., Faroud, T., Eriksson, N., Tung, J.Y., Edsall, C., Nichols, N., Brooks, J., Arepalli, S., Pliner, H., Letson, C., Heutink, P., Martinez, M., Gasser, T., Traynor, B.J., Wood, N., Hardy, J., Singleton, A.B., 2014. NeuroX, a Fast and Efficient Genotyping Platform for Investigation of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Neurobiology of Aging. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.07.028.

Nalls, M.A., Pankratz, N., Lill, C.M., Do, C.B., Hernandez, D.G., Saad, M., DeStefano, A.L., Kara, E., Bras, J., Sharma, M., Schulte, C., Keller, M.F., Arepalli, S., Letson, C., Edsall, C., Stefansson, H., Liu, X., Pliner, H., Lee, J.H., Cheng, R., International Parkinson’s Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC), Parkinson’s Study Group (PSG) Parkinson’s Research: The Organized GENetics Initiative (PROGENI), 23andMe, GenePD, NeuroGenetics Research Consortium (NGRC), Hussman Institute of Human Genomics (HIHG), The Ashkenazi Jewish Dataset Investigator, Cohorts for Health and Aging Research in Genetic Epidemiology (CHARGE), North American Brain Expression Consortium (NABEC), United Kingdom Brain Expression Consortium (UKBEC), Greek Parkinson’s Disease Consortium, Alzheimer Genetic Analysis Group, Ikram, M.A., Ioannidis, J.P.A., Hadjigeorgiou, G.M., Bis, J.C., Martinez, M., Perlmutter, J.S., Goate, A., Marder, K., Fiske, B., Sutherland, M., Xiromerisiou, G., Myers, R.H., Clark, L.N., Stefansson, K., Hardy, J.A., Heutink, P., Chen, H., Wood, N.W., Houlden, H., Payami, H., Brice, A., Scott, W.K., Gasser, T., Bertram, L., Eriksson, N., Foroud, T., Singleton, A.B., 2014. Large-scale meta-analysis of genome-wide association data identifies six new risk loci for Parkinson’s disease. Nat Genet 46, 989–993.

Narayan, P., Holmström, K., Kim, D., Whitcomb, D., Wilson, M., St George-Hyslop, P., Wood, N., Dobson, C., Cho, K., Abramov, A., Klenerman, D., 2014. Rare Individual Amyloid-ß Oligomers Act on Astrocytes to Initiate Neuronal Damage. Biochemistry 53, 2442–2453.

Proukakis, C., Shoaee, M., Morris, J., Brier, T., Kara, E., Sheerin, U.-M., Charlesworth, G., Tolosa, E., Houlden, H., Wood, N.W., Schapira, A.H., 2014. Analysis of Parkinson’s disease brain–derived DNA for alpha-synuclein coding somatic mutations. Mov Disord doi:10.1002/mds.25883

Ramasamy, A., Trabzuni, D., Forabosco, P., Smith, C., Walker, R., Dillman, A., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., Hardy, J., Weale, M.E., Ryten, M., 2014. Genetic evidence for a pathogenic role for the vitamin D3 metabolizing enzyme CYP24A1 in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 3, 211–219. doi:10.1016/j.msard.2013.08.009

Ramasamy, A., Trabzuni, D., Guelfi, S., Varghese, V., Smith, C., Walker, R., De, T., UK Brain Expression Consortium, North American Brain Expression Consortium, Coin, L., de Silva, R., Cookson, M.R., Singleton, A.B., Hardy, J., Ryten, M., Weale, M.E., 2014. Genetic variability in the regulation of gene expression in ten regions of the human brain. Nat Neurosci 17, 1418–1428.

Ritorto, M.S., Ewan, R., Perez-Oliva, A.B., Knebel, A., Buhrlage, S.J., Wightman, M., Kelly, S.M., Wood, N.T., Virdee, S., Gray, N.S., Morrice, N.A., Alessi, D.R., Trost, M., 2014. Screening of DUB activity and specificity by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Nat Commun 5.

Sassi, C., Guerreiro, R., Gibbs, R., Ding, J., Lupton, M.K., Troakes, C., Al-Sarraj, S., Niblock, M., Gallo, J.-M., Adnan, J., Killick, R., Brown, K.S., Medway, C., Lord, J., Turton, J., Bras, J., Morgan, K., Powell, J.F., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., 2014. Investigating the role of rare coding variability in Mendelian dementia genes (APP, PSEN1, PSEN2, GRN, MAPT, and PRNP) in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.06.002

Sassi, C., Guerreiro, R., Gibbs, R., Ding, J., Lupton, M.K., Troakes, C., Lunnon, K., Al-Sarraj, S., Brown, K.S., Medway, C., Lord, J., Turton, J., Mann, D., Snowden, J., Neary, D., Harris, J., Bras, J., Morgan, K., Powell, J.F., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., 2014. Exome sequencing identifies 2 novel presenilin 1 mutations (p.L166V and p.S230R) in British early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.04.026

Sheerin, U., Schneider, S., Carr, L., Deuschl, G., Hopfner, F., Stamelou, M., Wood, N., Bhatia, K., 2014. ALS2 mutations: Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and generalized dystonia. Neurology.

Stamelou, M., Charlesworth, G., Cordivari, C., Schneider, S., Kägi, G., Sheerin, U., Rubio-Agusti, I., Batla, A., Houlden, H., Wood, N., Bhatia, K., 2014. The phenotypic spectrum of DYT24 due to ANO3 mutations. Mov Disord.

Tsika, E., Glauser, L., Moser, R., Fiser, A., Daniel, G., Sheerin, U., Lees, A., Troncoso, J., Lewis, P., Bandopadhyay, R., Schneider, B., Moore, D., 2014. Parkinson’s Disease-Linked Mutations in VPS35 Induce Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration. Hum Mol Genet.

Tufi, R., Gandhi, S., de Castro, I., Lehmann, S., Angelova, P., Dinsdale, D., Deas, E., Plun-Favreau, H., Nicotera, P., Abramov, A., Willis, A., Mallucci, G., Loh, S., Martins, L., 2014. Enhancing nucleotide metabolism protects against mitochondrial dysfunction and neurodegeneration in a PINK1 model of Parkinson’s disease. Nat Cell Biol 16, 157–166.

Wiethoff, S., Xiromerisiou, G., Bettencourt, C., Kioumi, A., Tsiptsios, I., Tychalas, A., Evaggelia, M., George, K., Makris, V., Hardy, J., Houlden, H., 2014. Novel single base-pair deletion in exon 1 of XK gene leading to McLeod syndrome with chorea, muscle wasting, peripheral neuropathy, acanthocytosis and haemolysis. J Neurol Sci.



Alvarez-Erviti, L., Seow, Y., Schapira, A., Rodriguez-Oroz, M., Obeso, J., Cooper, J., 2013. Influence of microRNA deregulation on chaperone-mediated autophagy and a-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s disease. Cell Death Dis 4, e545. 

Angeli, A., Mencacci, N., Duran, R., Aviles-Olmos, I., Kefalopoulou, Z., Candelario, J., Rusbridge, S., Foley, J., Pradhan, P., Jahanshahi, M., Zrinzo, L., Hariz, M., Wood, N., Hardy, J., Limousin, P., Foltynie, T., 2013. Genotype and phenotype in Parkinson’s disease: Lessons in heterogeneity from deep brain stimulation. Mov Disord.

Bartolome, F., Wu, H., Burchell, V., Preza, E., Wray, S., Mahoney, C., Fox, N., Calvo, A., Canosa, A., Moglia, C., Mandrioli, J., Chiò, A., Orrell, R., Houlden, H., Hardy, J., Abramov, A., Plun-Favreau, H., 2013. Pathogenic VCP Mutations Induce Mitochondrial Uncoupling and Reduced ATP Levels. Neuron 78, 57–64.

Batla, A., Stamelou, M., Mencacci, N., Schapira, A., Bhatia, K., 2013. Ropinirole monotherapy induced severe reversible dyskinesias in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord.

Bettencourt, C., Morris, H., Singleton, A., Hardy, J., Houlden, H., 2013. Exome sequencing expands the mutational spectrum of SPG8 in a family with spasticity responsive to L-DOPA treatment. J Neurol.

Bras, J., 2013. Lysosomal storage disorders and iron. Int Rev Neurobiol 110, 251–275.

Burchell, V., Nelson, D., Sanchez-Martinez, A., Delgado-Camprubi, M., Ivatt, R., Pogson, J., Randle, S., Wray, S., Lewis, P., Houlden, H., Abramov, A., Hardy, J., Wood, N., Whitworth, A., Laman, H., Plun-Favreau, H., 2013. The Parkinson’s disease-linked proteins Fbxo7 and Parkin interact to mediate mitophagy. Nat Neurosci 16, 1257–1265.

Charlesworth, G., Bhatia, K., 2013. Primary and secondary dystonic syndromes: an update. Curr Opin Neurol 26, 406–412.

Charlesworth, G., Bhatia, K., Wood, N., 2013. The genetics of dystonia: new twists in an old tale. Brain 136, 2017–2037.

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