Souichi Mukaida

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Microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization analysis identified a 737-kb microdeletion of Xq11.1, including the cell division cycle 42 guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF)-9 gene (ARHGEF9), encoding collybistin, which has a pivotal role in formation of postsynaptic glycine and γ-aminobutyric acid receptor clusters, in a male patient with severe(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, de novo mutations in GRIN1 have been identified in patients with nonsyndromic intellectual disability and epileptic encephalopathy. Whole exome sequencing (WES) analysis of patients with genetically unsolved epileptic encephalopathies identified four patients with GRIN1 mutations, allowing us to investigate the phenotypic spectrum of(More)
BACKGROUND Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) localizes on the outermost surface of the myelin sheath and oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system (CNS). Autoantibodies against MOG are reportedly found in patients with spectrum of inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the CNS, including acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis,(More)
Self-induced seizures by somatosensory stimulation are rare. We describe two epileptic patients with self-induced seizures presumably by peri-orbital somatosensory stimulation. Two infants with severely delayed psychomotor development and poor visual acuity after acute subdural hemorrhage in early infancy had been diagnosed as having West syndrome. They(More)
Dravet syndrome is a rare, but highly refractory epilepsy syndrome. As conventional drugs are not effective, introduction of new effective drugs in clinical use will benefit patients with this disease. We assessed the effectiveness of topiramate (TPM) as adjunctive therapy in 11 patients with Dravet syndrome. TPM was started at doses ranging from 10 to 50(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is strongly associated with a unique form of dilated cardiomyopathy. Cardiac complications are the leading cause of death in DMD; thus, longitudinal assessments and early intervention for cardiac dysfunction are necessary to improve prognosis. Two-dimensional echocardiography, which is routinely used for cardiac assessment,(More)
Mutations in the multiple epidermal growth factor-like domains 10 (MEGF10: NM_032446.2) gene are known to cause early-onset myopathy characterized by areflexia, respiratory distress, and dysphagia (EMARDD: OMIM 614399), and a milder phenotype of minicore myopathy. To date, there have been reports of six families with EMARDD and one with a milder disorder.(More)
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