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Journal of Translational Neuroscience    2019, Vol. 4 Issue (1) : 38-49 issn. 2096-0689. 2019. 01. 004
New advances in multiple system atrophy
Lingyu Zhang, Bei Cao, Huifang Shang*
Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
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Abstract Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a variable combination of autonomic failure, parkinsonism with poor response to levodopa, cerebellar ataxia and pyramidal symptoms. The pathological hallmark of MSA is the oligodendrocytic glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs) consisting of α-synuclein, and so MSA, together with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), is an α-synucleinopathy. Currently few effective biomarkers have been identified for the diagnosis or prognosis of MSA, and there is no established therapy to delay its progression. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, neuropathology, genetics, clinical presentation and diagnostic biomarkers of MSA, as well as recent advances in its treatment.
Keywords multiple system atrophy (MSA)      neurodegenerative disorder     
Issue Date: 25 March 2019
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Lingyu Zhang, Bei Cao, Huifang Shang. New advances in multiple system atrophy[J]. Journal of Translational Neuroscience,2019, 4(1): 38-49.
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