Journal article

Is FGF13 a major contributor to genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus?

Kristin A Rigbye, Peter M van Hasselt, Rosemary Burgess, John A Damiano, Saul A Mullen, Slave Petrovski, Ram S Puranam, Koen LI van Gassen, Jozef Gecz, Ingrid E Scheffer, James O McNamara, Samuel F Berkovic, Michael S Hildebrand

EPILEPSY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Mutation of fibroblast growth factor 13 (FGF13) has recently been implicated in genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) in a single family segregating a balanced translocation with a breakpoint in this X chromosome gene, predicting a partial knockout involving 3 of 5 known FGF13 isoforms. Investigation of a mouse model of complete Fgf13 knock-out revealed increased susceptibility to hyperthermia-induced seizures and epilepsy. Here we investigated whether mutation of FGF13 would explain other cases of GEFS+ compatible with X-linked inheritance. We screened the coding and splice site regions of the FGF13 gene in a sample of 45 unrelated probands where GEFS+ segregated in an X-linke..

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