• leucine rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2)

    A protein created by the LRRK2 gene which when mutated can lead to Parkinson’s. Several different mutations in the LRRK2 gene have been found to cause Parkinson’s but there may also be variants within the general population that do not necessarily cause disease.
  • Lewy bodies

    A pathological feature of Parkinson's. Lewy bodies are abnormal aggregates of protein masses seen microscopically in neurons in several brain regions. One protein seen is alpha-synuclein in an aggregated form.

With thanks to World Parkinson’s Coalition.