Clinical and genetic abnormalities in patients with Friedreich's ataxia.


BACKGROUND Friedreich's ataxia, the most common inherited ataxia, is associated with a mutation that consists of an unstable expansion of GAA repeats in the first intron of the frataxin gene on chromosome 9, which encodes a protein of unknown function. METHODS We studied 187 patients with autosomal recessive ataxia, determined the size of the GAA… (More)


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