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)
BACKGROUND Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder worldwide. Three susceptibility loci on chromosomes 3q13, 2p24.1, and 6p23 have been reported, but no causative genes were found. The Ser9Gly variant of dopamine D3 receptor (DRD3) receptor was found associated to ET in a French and US population. METHODS A case-control study to(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)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1X (CMT1X) is an X-linked dominant hereditary motor-sensory peripheral neuropathy, which results from mutations in the Gap Junction B1 (GJB1) gene. In a few cases, gene deletions have been linked to the disease, but their relative contribution in the pathogenesis of CMT1X has not been assessed yet.(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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