Paola Ciotti

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Mutations in small heat-shock protein 27 and small heat-shock protein 22 genes were found in association with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 and distal hereditary motor neuropathy. We searched for mutations in small heat-shock protein 27 gene in an Italian family with peripheral neuropathy and intrafamilial phenotypic variability. A novel heterozygous(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a late-onset, autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by a CAG trinucleotide expansion. The number of repeats on the HD chromosome explains most of the variability in age of onset, but genetic factors other than the HD gene are responsible for part of the residual variance. Based on the role played by the brain(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT1) is a common disorder of the peripheral nervous system. The underlying genetic cause is highly heterogeneous, and mutations in SIMPLE (small integral membrane protein of lysosome/late endosome) represent a rare cause of CMT type 1, named CMT1C. Herein, we report the clinical, electrophysiological, and(More)
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