A common deletion mutation in European patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome.

Abstract

Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is an inherited neurocutaneous disorder characterized by ichthyosis, mental retardation, spasticity, and deficient activity of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH). We identified a frequent FALDH mutation in exon 9 among SLS probands of European descent. This mutation is a 2-bp deletion of nucleotides GA 1297-1298 and results… (More)

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