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Autosomal recessive progressive external ophthalmoplegia is a mitochondrial disease characterized by accumulation of multiple large-scale deletions of mitochondrial DNA. We previously reported missense mutations in POLG, the gene encoding the mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma in two nuclear families compatible with autosomal recessive progressive external(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the early growth response 2 (EGR2) gene have recently been found in patients with congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1 (CMT1) disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of EGR2 mutations in patients with a diagnosis of CMT1, Dejerine-Sottas syndrome (DSS), or unspecified peripheral neuropathies.(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the ganglioside-induced differentiation-associated protein 1 gene (GDAP1) were recently shown to be responsible for autosomal recessive (AR) demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 4A (CMT4A) as well as AR axonal CMT with vocal cord paralysis. METHODS The coding region of GDAP1 was screened for the presence of(More)
We observed a missense mutation in the peripheral myelin protein zero gene (MPZ, Thr124Met) in seven Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) families and in two isolated CMT patients of Belgian ancestry. Allele-sharing analysis of markers flanking the MPZ gene indicated that all patients with the Thr124Met mutation have one common ancestor. The mutation is associated(More)
Both dominant and recessive missense mutations were recently reported in the gene encoding the mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) in patients with progressive external ophthalmoplegia (PEO). The authors report on a patient homozygous for a recessive missense mutation in POLG who presented with a multisystem disorder without PEO. The most prominent(More)
The distal hereditary motor neuropathy (distal HMN) or the spinal form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is an exclusively motor disorder of the peripheral nervous system. The disorder clinically resembles the hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN) type I and type II or CMT type 1 and type 2. Distal HMN might also be related to the spinal(More)
Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) is a dominantly inherited condition that may present with an early onset, and myoclonus occurs frequently in the course of the disease. We report clinical and neuropathologic data on 2 large Belgian families with FAD in which we obtained 17 autopsies of the CNS. In family A, each of 11 autopsies had the typical(More)
We describe a six generation family affected with the autosomal dominant form of distal hereditary motor neuropathy type II (distal HMN II). The distal HMN shows similarities with the hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies type I and II (HMSN I and HMSN II) or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 and 2 (CMT 1 and CMT 2) and with some proximal HMN or spinal(More)
Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs) are a complex group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the cerebellum, brain stem and spinal cord. The spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is associated with pigmentary macular dystrophy and retinal degeneration leading to blindness caused by a CAG/polyglutamine(More)
A workshop on the diagnostic criteria of adult neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (ANCL) or Kufs' disease represented an unique opportunity to make a critical review of the ANCL material from the files of the Born-Bunge Foundation. Our review included the clinical data when available, the light microscopic sections and the electron micrographs. When the(More)