• Publications
  • Influence
Mutations in antiquitin in individuals with pyridoxine-dependent seizures
We show here that children with pyridoxine-dependent seizures (PDS) have mutations in the ALDH7A1 gene, which encodes antiquitin; these mutations abolish the activity of antiquitin as a
Glucose transporter-1 deficiency syndrome: the expanding clinical and genetic spectrum of a treatable disorder.
It is demonstrated that a lumbar puncture provides the diagnostic clue to glucose transporter-1 deficiency syndrome and can thereby dramatically reduce diagnostic delay to allow early start of the ketogenic diet.
Recessively inherited L-DOPA-responsive parkinsonism in infancy caused by a point mutation (L205P) in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene.
Treatment with L-DOPA resulted in normalisation of the CSF homovanillic acid concentration and a sustained improvement in parkinsonian symptoms, and expression studies are compatible with the severe clinical phenotype of the L205P homozygous patient carrying this recessively inherited mutation.
Neonatal epileptic encephalopathy caused by mutations in the PNPO gene encoding pyridox(am)ine 5'-phosphate oxidase.
Maintenance of optimal PLP levels in the brain may be important in many neurological disorders in which neurotransmitter metabolism is disturbed (either as a primary or as a secondary phenomenon).
B6-responsive disorders: A model of vitamin dependency
  • P. Clayton
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
  • 1 April 2006
Pyridoxal phosphate is the cofactor for over 100 enzyme-catalysed reactions in the body, including many involved in the synthesis or catabolism of neurotransmitters, and in other infants with inborn errors of metabolism B6 treatment can be extremely beneficial.
Compound heterozygous ZMPSTE24 mutations reduce prelamin A processing and result in a severe progeroid phenotype
A genetic cause has now been implicated following the identification of de novo heterozygous mutations in the LMNA gene in the majority of HGPS patients, which is an extremely rare but devastating disorder that mimics premature aging.
Genotypic and phenotypic spectrum of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (ALDH7A1 deficiency)
The findings support the use of biochemical and DNA tests for antiquitin deficiency and a clinical trial of pyridoxine in infants and children with epilepsy across a broad range of clinical scenarios.