Felix Jules

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Mutations in the gene encoding CLN5 are the cause of Finnish variant late infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL), and the gene encoding CLN5 is 1 of 10 genes (encoding CLN1 to CLN9 and cathepsin D) whose germ line mutations result in a group of recessive disorders of childhood. Although CLN5 localizes to the lysosomal compartment, its function(More)
Sortilin is a transmembrane domain protein that has been implicated in the sorting of prosaposin and other soluble cargo from the Golgi to the lysosomal compartment. While the majority of the receptor is recycled back to the Golgi from endosomes, it is known that upon successive rounds of transport, a proportion of sortilin is degraded in lysosomes.(More)
The Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) are a group of recessive disorders of childhood with overlapping symptoms including vision loss, ataxia, cognitive regression and premature death. 14 different genes have been linked to NCLs (CLN1-CLN14), but the functions of the proteins encoded by the majority of these genes have not been fully elucidated.(More)
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