Anahita Torkaman Boutorabi
Torkaman Boutorabi A, Shahidi G, Choopani S, Rezvani M, Pourkosary K, Golkar M, et al
. The catechol-O-methyltransferase and monoamine oxidase B polymorphisms and levodopa therapy in the Iranian patients with sporadic Parkinson's disease. Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2012;72:272-82 pubmed
..The present data suggest that pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic factors other than the investigated genetic variants of the MAOB and COMT enzymes seem to determine the response to levodopa in the Iranian PD patients. ..
Torkaman Boutorabi A, Ali Shahidi G, Choopani S, Reza Zarrindast M. Association of monoamine oxidase B and catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphisms with sporadic Parkinson's disease in an Iranian population. Folia Neuropathol. 2012;50:382-9 pubmed
..Future studies involving larger control and case populations will undoubtedly lead to a more thorough understanding of the role of the polymorphisms involved in the dopamine pathway in PD. ..