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Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Neurology

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University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
University of Malaga Medical School, Málaga (Spain), 1996.
PhD (Neuroscience)
University of Malaga Medical School, Málaga (Spain), 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Department of Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, 1998-1999.
Resident, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa , 1999-2002.
Posdoctoral Fellow, Movement Disorders/Neurogenetics, University of Iowa , 2002-2004.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1997.
Iowa Controlled Substance DEA, 2002.
Iowa Board of Medical Examiners, 2002.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (recertification March 2013), 2003.
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Selected Publications

Gonzalez-Alegre P, Buffard V, Wang K, Henien S and Morcuende J: Exploring the link between dystonia genes and idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 33(6): e65-66, 2013.

Letort D, Gonzalez-Alegre P: Huntington Disease in Children. Handbook of Neuropediatrics (edited by O. Dulac, H. Sarnat, M. Lassonde) Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd series (edited by Aminoff, Boller and Swaab). 113: 1913-1917, 2013.

Beglinger LJ, Prest L, Mills JA, Paulsen JS, Smith MM, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Rowe KC, Nopoulos P and Uc EY: Clinical predictors of driving status in Huntington disease. Movement Disorders 27(9): 1146-1152, 2012.

Bode N, Massey C, Gonzalez-Alegre P: DYT1 Knock-In Mice Are Not Sensitized against Mitochondrial Complex-II Inhibition. PLoS One 7(8): e42644, 2012.

Onwuameze O, McCormick L, Gonzalez P, Beeghly J, Yasser K: Maintenance ECT in a Patient with Multiple System Atrophy and Bipolar Disorder. J ECT 28(2): e1-2, 2012.

Kakazu Y, Koh JY, Iwabuchi S, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Harata NC: Miniature release events of glutamate from hippocampal neurons are influenced by the dystonia-associated protein torsinA. Synapse 66(9): 807-822, 2012.

Kakazu Y, Koh JY, Ho KW, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Harata NC: Synaptic vesicle recycling is enhanced by torsinA that harbors the DYT1 dystonia mutation. Synapse 66(5): 453-464, 2012.

Gordon KL, Glenn KA, Bode N, Wen HM, Paulson HL, and Gonzalez-Alegre P: The ubiquitin ligase FBG1 promotes the degradation of the disease-linked protein torsinA through the ubiquitin proteasome pathway and macroautophagy. Neuroscience 224C: 160-171, 2012.

Byars JA, Beglinger LJ, Moser DJ, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Nopoulos P: Substance abuse may be a risk factor for earlier onset of Huntington disease. J Neurol 259(9): 1824-1831, 2012.

Strader S, Rodnitzky R, Gonzalez-Alegre P: Secondary dystonia in a botulinum toxin clinic: clinical characteristics, neuroanatomical substrate and comparison with idiopathic dystonia. Parkinsonism & Relat Disord 17(10): 749-752, 2011.

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