The activity of multiple genes in the brain varies according to sex among people with Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.
These differences may contribute to discrepancies in how Parkinson’s tends to affect men and women. “While males have a higher age-adjusted disease incidence and are more frequently affected by muscle rigidity, females present more often with disabling tremors,” its researchers noted.
Many of these genes are involved in biological processes previously linked to Parkinson’s, and some have been proposed as potential treatment targets.
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