Dopamine transmission in peripheral immune cells of patients with Parkinson's disease

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to collect blood from Parkinson’s disease patients and healthy individuals, as well as patients with major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease, of the same age or gender as those patients in the hope to find future diagnostics tools and establish early therapeutic biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease.

Procedures

  • We will obtain your (-two tablespoons) of blood from your arm for our later studies on the blood macrophages
  • If your caregiver or spouse is interested in participating as one of our control participants they may consent into the study. It is not a requirement for your spouse or caregiver to give blood in order for you to be in this study.

For questions about study procedures, please contact Habibeh Khoshbouei:

Eligibility 

  • Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Major depressive disorder or Alzheimer’s Disease.

For questions about eligibility criteria, please contact Habibeh Khoshbouei:

Age

18 to 65
65 and over

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

No

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer disease, Major depression

Principal Investigator

Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

habibeh@ufl.edu

(352) 273-8739


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