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OBJECTIVE Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are very heterogeneous inherited neurodegenerative disorders. Our group recently identified ZFYVE26 as the gene responsible for one of the clinical and genetic entities, SPG15. Our aim was to describe its clinical and mutational spectra. METHODS We analyzed all exons of SPG15/ZFYVE26 gene by direct(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant early onset Alzheimer's disease (ADEOAD) is genetically heterogeneous. Mutations of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), presenilin 1 (PSEN1), and presenilin 2 (PSEN2) genes have been identified. OBJECTIVE To further clarify the respective contribution of these genes to ADEOAD. METHODS 31 novel families were investigated.(More)
BACKGROUND Familial co-occurrence of frontotemporal dementia and schizophrenia has never been investigated. AIMS To test the hypothesis that frontotemporal dementia and schizophrenia might have a common aetiology in some families in which both syndromes coexist (mixed families). METHOD The morbid risk for schizophrenia, calculated in first-degree(More)
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification is characterized by mineral deposits in the brain, an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance in most cases and genetic heterogeneity. The first causal genes, SLC20A2 and PDGFRB, have recently been reported. Diagnosing idiopathic basal ganglia calcification necessitates the exclusion of other causes, including(More)
We studied four members of a family suffering from typical attacks of familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) caused by a new mutation, R548C, of ATP1A2 gene in exon 12. One individual had also childhood absence epilepsy and generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS). GTCS were followed by a severe attack of hemiplegic migraine at four times. Sodium valproate(More)
Different duplications of the APP locus have been identified in five families with autosomal dominant early onset Alzheimer's disease (ADEOAD) and Abeta-related cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). This study describes the phenotype of this new entity. Clinical, neuropsychological, imagery and neuropathological data were reviewed. The phenotype was not(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary inclusion body myopathy (IBMPFD) with Paget disease of bone (PDB) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a rare multisystem disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance. Recently, missense mutations in the gene encoding valosin-containing protein (VCP) have been found in individuals with IBMPFD. VCP/P97, which exerts a variety of(More)
We genotyped five polymorphisms, including two polymorphisms with known effects on transcriptional activity, in a large cohort of 427 Alzheimer disease (AD) cases and 472 control subjects. An association between rs463946 (-3102 G/C) and AD was found and was confirmed in a replication sample of a similar size. By contrast, analysis of three recently(More)
Reliable and easy to perform functional scales are a prerequisite for future therapeutic trials in cerebellar ataxias. In order to assess the specificity of quantitative functional tests of cerebellar dysfunction, we investigated 123 controls, 141 patients with an autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia (ADCA) and 53 patients with autosomal dominant spastic(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify a new idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC)-causing gene. METHODS In a 3-generation family with no SLC20A2 mutation, we performed whole exome sequencing in 2 affected first cousins, once removed. Nonsynonymous coding variants, splice acceptor and donor site variants, and frameshift coding indels (NS/SS/I) were filtered(More)