Division of Molecular Biology & Human Genetics


​Parkinson's Disease


2016 Publications


Carr J, Guella I, Szu-Tu C, Boolay S, Glanzmann B, Farrer MJ, Bardien S. Double homozygous mutations (R275W and M432V) in the ParkinGene associated with late-onset Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2016: 31(3):423-5. DOI: 10.1002/mds.26524. Epub 2016. PMID: 26860075

Haylett W, Swart C, van der Westhuizen F, van Dyk H, van der Merwe L, van der Merwe C, Loos B, Carr J, Kinnear C, Bardien S. Altered Mitochondrial Respiration and Other Features of Mitochondrial Function in Parkin-Mutant Fibroblasts from Parkinson's Disease Patients. Parkinsons Disease. 2016:2016:1819209. DOI: 10.1155/2016/1819209. Epub 2016. PMID: 27034887

Mahne AC, Carr JA, Bardien S, Schutte CM. Clinical findings and genetic screening for copy number variation mutations in a cohort of South African patients with Parkinson's disease. South African Medical Journal. 2016:106(6):623-5. DOI: 10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.10340 PMID: 27245731

van der Merwe C, van Dyk HC, Engelbrecht L, van der Westhuizen FH, Kinnear C, Loos B, Bardien S. Curcumin Rescues a PINK1 Knock Down SH-SY5Y Cellular Model of Parkinson's Disease from Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cell Death. Molecular Neurobiololgy. 2016. PMID: 27003823

van der Merwe C, Carr J, Glanzmann B, Bardien S. Exonic rearrangements in the known Parkinson's disease-causing genes are a rare cause of the disease in South African patients. Neuroscience Letters. 2016: 619:168-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.03.028. Epub 2016. PMID: 27001088