Journal article

A new clinical and molecular form of Unverricht-Lundborg disease localized by homozygosity mapping

SF Berkovic, A Mazarib, S Walid, MY Neufeld, J Manelis, Y Nevo, AD Korczyn, JG Yin, L Xiong, M Pandolfo, JC Mulley, RH Wallace

Brain | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) has a number of causes, of which Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD) is the most common. ULD has previously been mapped to a locus on chromosome 21 (EPM1). Subsequently, mutations in the cystatin B gene have been found in most cases. In the present work we identified an inbred Arab family with a clinical pattern compatible with ULD, but mutations in the cystatin B gene were absent. We sought to characterize the clinical and molecular features of the disorder. The family was studied by multiple field trips to their town to clarify details of the complex consanguineous relationships and to personally examine the family. DNA was collected for subsequent molecu..

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