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The placebo effect plays a crucial role not only in pain, where it has been extensively studied, but also in the field of motor functions. Several studies have investigated the neurophysiological mechanisms underling the placebo effect in the motor system in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, showing that the dopaminergic reward neuronal network plays a relevant role in the placebo-induced expectation of therapeutic benefit. Moreover, it is well known that Parkinson’s disease patients show a wide phenotypic variability, possibly in relation to different genotypic profiles. The aim of this project is the genotypic characterization of patients with Parkinson’s Disease by means of MLPA and next-generation sequencing methods (ionTorrent), also to point out a possible role of genetics in the variability of the response to placebo.
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The call (n. rep. 859), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address: https://www.serviziweb.unito.it/albo_ateneo/
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