PCDH19 mutations in Dravet-like syndrome

PCDH19 is the gene for EFMR (Epilepsy and mental retardation limited to females), a familial X-linked epilepsy which only affects females.  This paper describes mutations in PCDH19 in patients with a phenotype resembling Dravet syndrome.

It will be interesting to see whether mutations in PCDH19 can be identified in a significant subset of patients with Dravet syndrome negative for SCN1A mutations. Ingo

This 2009 blog post has been transferred to the EuroEPINOMICS blog from www.epilepsygenetics.net.

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Helbig, I. PCDH19 mutations in Dravet-like syndrome. Retrieved [enter date], from http://www.euroepinomics.wordpress.com

Ingo Helbig

Child Neurology Fellow and epilepsy genetics researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA and Department of Neuropediatrics, Kiel, Germany

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