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Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesia and epilepsy is due to mutations in SLC2A1, encoding the glucose transporter GLUT1

Arvid Suls, Peter Dedeken, Karolien Goffin, Hilde Van Esch, Patrick Dupont, David Cassiman, Judith Kempfle, Thomas V Wuttke, Yvonne Weber, Holger Lerche, Zaid Afawi, Wim Vandenberghe, Amos D Korczyn, Samuel F Berkovic, Dana Ekstein, Sara Kivity, Philippe Ryvlin, Lieve RF Claes, Liesbet Deprez, Snezana Maljevic Show all

BRAIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008


Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesia (PED) can occur in isolation or in association with epilepsy, but the genetic causes and pathophysiological mechanisms are still poorly understood. We performed a clinical evaluation and genetic analysis in a five-generation family with co-occurrence of PED and epilepsy (n = 39), suggesting that this combination represents a clinical entity. Based on a whole genome linkage analysis we screened SLC2A1, encoding the glucose transporter of the blood-brain-barrier, GLUT1 and identified heterozygous missense and frameshift mutations segregating in this and three other nuclear families with a similar phenotype. PED was characterized by choreoathetosis, dyston..

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