CACNA1A – five things to know in 2022

Epilepsy genes. It has admittedly been quiet around the gene pages on our blog and many pages require an update. When we initially launched the Epilepsiome pages, we wanted to create a small resource for gene-based information according to the “what you need to know” principle, a condensed digest regarding epilepsy genes written by clinicians and researchers with deep expertise in the field. We chose CACNA1A as the first gene to get an update. The reason for this is the following: Laina has taken on the role of modernizing this blog and CACNA1A is the main condition that she is working on. Here are five things to know in 2022 about CACNA1A. Continue reading

CACNA1A – this is what you need to know in 2015

P/Q. This week’s gene of the week is an atypical epilepsy gene, which is the main reason that this post is only coming out on Friday rather than Monday. Even though I was initially highly motivated to put something together on CACNA1A, I soon discovered that this gene is overwhelming. CACNA1A is a gene for both a channelopathy and trinucleotide repeat disorder, a gene for early childhood-onset and late onset adult neurological disorders, and a gene responsible for both episodic neurological conditions and neurodegenerative diseases. I have tried to put this into a coherent format. Here is what you need to know about CACNA1A in 2015. Continue reading