Wan-jin Chen

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Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia is the most common type of paroxysmal movement disorder and is often misdiagnosed clinically as epilepsy. Using whole-exome sequencing followed by Sanger sequencing, we identified three truncating mutations within PRRT2 (NM_145239.2) in eight Han Chinese families with histories of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia:(More)
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by bilateral and symmetric cerebral calcifications. Recently, SLC20A2 was identified as a causative gene for familial IBGC, and three mutations were reported in a northern Chinese population. Here, we aimed to explore the mutation spectrum of SLC20A2 in a(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a common and lethal autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder, which is caused by mutations of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Additionally, the phenotype is modified by several genes nearby SMN1 in the 5q13 region. In this study, we analyzed mutations in SMN1 and quantified the modifying genes, including SMN2,(More)
This study examined the effects of a bout of low-intensity, prolonged downhill exercise on sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+)-ATPase activity, Ca(2+) uptake and release in rat red vastus muscle. Ionophore stimulation was determined to assess vesicle integrity by measuring the ratio of Ca(2+)-ATPase activities in the presence and absence of A23187.(More)
Our objective was to investigate the association between senataxin mutations and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Chinese patients. DNA from 45 sporadic ALS patients was screened for mutations in senataxin using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing. A novel variation, Thr1118Ile, was identified in a 42-year-old individual(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disorder caused by mutations of the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Recently, high-resolution DNA melting analysis (HRMA) with saturation LC Green dyes has become a powerful post-PCR technique for genotyping or mutation scanning. So far, no studies have applied HRMA to the molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Progressive muscular dystrophy is a leading neuromuscular disorder without any effective treatments and a common genetic cause of mortality among teenagers. A challenge exists in the screening of subtle mutations in 79 exons and little is known about the genotype-phenotype correlation. METHODS Here we adopted multiplex ligation-dependent probe(More)
BACKGROUND The difficulties and incurability of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) highlight the importance of prenatal diagnosis in families with SMA. However, the system applied in prenatal screening is far from perfect. OBJECTIVES To optimize the molecular assays and establish a relatively perfect system for prenatal screening. Design, Setting, and Patients(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of an autologous osteoperiosteal cylinder graft from the medial tibia for the treatment of large cystic medial osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus. METHODS The study included 15 patients with large cystic medial OCLs. All underwent medial malleolus osteotomy and excision and curettage of(More)