Genes and Absence Epilepsy
Grant number: 628723 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012
The underlying genetic causes of idiopathic generalised epilepsies (IGE) are still largely unknown. In an animal model of IGE we have discovered novel genetic abnormalities an ion channel. This proposal will build upon these novel findings to examine the role these abnormalities have in determining the absence epilepsy phenotype and this work has the potential to provide vital information regarding the mechanisms by which this gene contributes to an IGE seizure phenotype.
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T-Type Calcium Channel Blockers That Attenuate Thalamic Burst Firing and Suppress Absence Seizures
Elizabeth Tringham, Kim L Powell, Stuart M Cain, Kristy Kuplast, Janette Mezeyova, Manjula Weerapura, Cyrus Eduljee, Xinpo Jiang, Paula Smith, Jerrie-Lynn Morrison, Nigel C Jones, Emma Braine, Gil Rind, Molly Fee-Maki, David Parker, Hassan Pajouhesh, Manjeet Parmar, Terence J O'Brien, Terrance P Snutch