Isolation and characterization of mouse homologue for the human epilepsy gene, EPM2A.

Mutations in the novel gene, EPM2A, have been shown recently to cause the progressive myoclonus epilepsy of Lafora type. EPM2A is predicted to encode a putative protein-tyrosine phosphatase but its specific role in normal brain function and in the Lafora disease is not known. As a first step towards understanding the cellular function of EPM2A in an animal… CONTINUE READING