Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Chile is associated with the codon 200 mutation of the PRNP amyloid precursor gene on chromosome 20.

@article{Brown1992FamilialCD,
  title={Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Chile is associated with the codon 200 mutation of the PRNP amyloid precursor gene on chromosome 20.},
  author={Paul C Brown and Sandi Galvez and Lev G. Goldfarb and Ana Nieto and L. M. Cartier and Clarence J. Gibbs and D. Carleton Gajdusek},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1992},
  volume={112 1-2},
  pages={65-7}
}
We have found the codon 200Lys mutation in 6 Chilean CJD families, including a family in the rural case cluster in Chillán. Thus, all 3 of the known clusters of CJD, in Slovakia, Libyan-born Israeli Jews, and Chile, are linked to the presence of the same mutation. The phenotypic features of the disease in these families are similar to those reported for other clustered or individual families elsewhere in the world. The heterogeneous genetic composition of the Chilean population interpreted in… CONTINUE READING

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