Journal article

Mutations in the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Pathway Regulators NPRL2 and NPRL3 Cause Focal Epilepsy

Michael G Ricos, Bree L Hodgson, Tommaso Pippucci, Akzam Saidin, Yeh Sze Ong, Sarah E Heron, Laura Licchetta, Francesca Bisulli, Marta A Bayly, James Hughes, Sara Baldassari, Flavia Palombo, Margherita Santucci, Stefano Meletti, Samuel F Berkovic, Guido Rubboli, Paul Q Thomas, Ingrid E Scheffer, Paolo Tinuper, Joel Geoghegan Show all

ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Focal epilepsies are the most common form observed and have not generally been considered to be genetic in origin. Recently, we identified mutations in DEPDC5 as a cause of familial focal epilepsy. In this study, we investigated whether mutations in the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) regulators, NPRL2 and NPRL3, also contribute to cases of focal epilepsy. METHODS: We used targeted capture and next-generation sequencing to analyze 404 unrelated probands with focal epilepsy. We performed exome sequencing on two families with multiple members affected with focal epilepsy and linkage analysis on one of these. RESULTS: In our cohort of 404 unrelated focal epilepsy patients, we id..

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