April 25, 2017
- The G2019S alpha-mutation is linked to the development of Parkinson's disease, both sporadic and familial1.
- In patients, the G2019S LRRK2 mutation is an autosomal dominant mutation that leads to pathology similar to what is observed with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
- At 18 months of age, LRRK2 G2019S mice show an increased locomotor response after amphetamine challenge.
- This knock-in mutation does not appear to affect basal motor function or more complex behavior in C57Bl6 mice.