Zhengping Niu

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OBJECTIVE Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC, OMIM 604004) is a rare neurological deterioration disease. We aimed to clarify clinical and genetic features of Chinese MLC patients. METHODS Clinical information and peripheral venous blood of 20 patients and their families were collected, Sanger-sequencing and Multiple(More)
PURPOSE Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a rare X-linked recessive hypomyelination disorder characterized by nystagmus, ataxia, impaired motor development, and progressive spasticity. Identification of proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1) mutations in Chinese patients with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) and confirmation of the biological impacts of the(More)
Menkes disease (MD) is a fatal X-linked multisystem disease caused by mutations in ATP7A. In this study, clinical and genetic analysis was performed in 24 male MD patients. Development delay, seizures, kinky coarse hair, and dystonia were found in 24, 22, 24, and 24 patients, respectively. Serum ceruloplasmin/copper tested in 19 patients was low. Abnormal(More)
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