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Autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy (ADLTE) or autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features (ADPEAF) is an inherited epileptic syndrome with onset in childhood/adolescence and benign evolution. The hallmark of the syndrome consists of typical auditory auras or ictal aphasia in most affected family members. ADTLE/ADPEAF is associated(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive genetic disorder for which the biochemical defect is as yet unknown. Recently, two cloned segments of human X-chromosome DNA have been described which detect structural alterations within or near the genetic locus responsible for the disorder. Both of these cloned segments were described as tightly(More)
PURPOSE [corrected] To describe the clinical and genetic findings of seven additional pedigrees with autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy (ADLTE). METHODS A personal and family history was obtained from each affected and unaffected member, along with a physical and neurologic examination. Routine and sleep EEGs, computed tomography (CT), or(More)
Autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy (EPT; OMIM 600512) is a form of epilepsy characterized by partial seizures, usually preceded by auditory signs. The gene for this disorder has been mapped by linkage studies to chromosomal region 10q24. Here we show that mutations in the LGI1 gene segregate with EPT in two families affected by this disorder. Both(More)
Analysis of the exon-intron organization of the human dystrophin gene has been hampered by its enormous size. By using a YAC-based exon mapping approach and long PCR, we have succeeded in defining the size of the gene and its organization. Our results, compared with data on the distribution of deletion breakpoints by intron, elucidate the topography of the(More)
Lateral temporal epilepsies are still a poorly studied group of conditions, covering lesional and nonlesional cases. Within nonlesional cases, autosomal dominant lateral temporal epilepsy (ADLTE) is a well-defined, albeit rare, condition characterized by onset in adolescence or early adulthood of lateral temporal seizures with prominent auditory auras(More)
The purpose of our study was to describe the clinical characteristics of sporadic (S) cases of partial epilepsy with auditory features (PEAF) and pinpoint clinical, prognostic and genetic differences with respect to previously reported familial (F) cases of autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features (ADPEAF). We analysed 53 patients (24(More)
Chromosome band 10q24 harbors the critical regions for inherited neurological disorders such as partial epilepsy (EPT), urofacial syndrome, and a distinct form of spastic paraparesis. To facilitate the selection of candidate genes for these diseases, we determined the mRNA sizes and analyzed the expression patterns of 21 brain transcripts defined by(More)
We describe the structure, genomic organization, and some transcription features of a human brain-specific gene previously localized to the genomic region involved in temporal lobe epilepsy and spastic paraplegia on chromosome 10q24. The gene, which consists of six exons disseminated over 16 kb of genomic DNA, is highly homologous to the porcine tmp83.5(More)
Mutations of human leucine-rich glioma inactivated (LGI1) gene encoding the epitempin protein cause autosomal dominant temporal lateral epilepsy (ADTLE), a rare familial partial epileptic syndrome. The LGI1 gene seems to have a role on the transmission of neuronal messages but the exact molecular mechanism remains unclear. In contrast to other genes(More)