Anine H. Stam

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Migraine is a common episodic neurological disorder, typically presenting with recurrent attacks of severe headache and autonomic dysfunction. Apart from rare monogenic subtypes, no genetic or molecular markers for migraine have been convincingly established. We identified the minor allele of rs1835740 on chromosome 8q22.1 to be associated with migraine (P(More)
Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is a severe subtype of migraine with hemiparesis during attacks. We scanned 10 families with FHM without mutations in the CACNA1A (FHM1) and ATP1A2 (FHM2) genes. We identified the novel p.L1649Q mutation (c.4946T>A) in Na(v)1.1 sodium channel gene SCN1A (FHM3) in a North American kindred with FHM without associated ataxia(More)
Autosomal dominant retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy is a microvascular endotheliopathy with middle-age onset. In nine families, we identified heterozygous C-terminal frameshift mutations in TREX1, which encodes a 3'-5' exonuclease. These truncated proteins retain exonuclease activity but lose normal perinuclear localization. These data have(More)
Migraine is a debilitating neurological disorder affecting around one in seven people worldwide, but its molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood. There is some debate about whether migraine is a disease of vascular dysfunction or a result of neuronal dysfunction with secondary vascular changes. Genome-wide association (GWA) studies have thus far(More)
AIM Migraine, in particular with aura, has been associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke and coronary heart disease. The underlying mechanism is unknown. In a cross-sectional case control study we investigated whether an enhanced risk of atherosclerosis in migraineurs explains this increased cardiovascular risk. METHODS Subjects were(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To highlight recent genetic findings in migraine and discuss, new mutations in hemiplegic migraine genes in familial and sporadic cases and relevant candidate gene association studies. Special attention will be given to comorbid diseases of migraine. RECENT FINDINGS Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is genetically heterogeneous with(More)
Migraine is the most common brain disorder, affecting approximately 14% of the adult population, but its molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. We report the results of a meta-analysis across 29 genome-wide association studies, including a total of 23,285 individuals with migraine (cases) and 95,425 population-matched controls. We identified 12 loci(More)
Familial hemiplegic migraine is a rare autosomal dominant subtype of migraine with aura. Three genes have been identified, all involved in ion transport. There is considerable clinical variation associated with FHM mutations. Genotype-phenotype correlation studies are needed, but are challenging mainly because the number of carriers of individual mutations(More)
INTRODUCTION It is unclear whether patients diagnosed according to International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria for migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO) experience distinct disorders or whether their migraine subtypes are genetically related. AIM Using a novel gene-based (statistical) approach, we aimed to identify(More)
Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is a rare autosomal-dominant subtype of migraine with aura, associated with hemiparesis during the aura. Here we describe a unique FHM family in which two novel allelic missense mutations in the Na,K-ATPase gene ATP1A2 segregate in the proband with hemiplegic migraine. Both mutations show reduced penetrance in family(More)