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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079431/vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-intractable-epilepsy-associated-with-scn1a-gene-abnormalities
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Stephen P Fulton, Kate Van Poppel, Amy L McGregor, Basanagoud Mudigoudar, James W Wheless
Mutations in the SCN1A gene cause a spectrum of epilepsy syndromes. There are 2 syndromes that are on the severe end of this spectrum. The classic severe form, Dravet syndrome, is an epileptic encephalopathy of childhood, causing cognitive decline as well as intractable seizures. Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy-Borderline (SMEIB) is a term used to include cases with similar severities as those with Dravet syndrome, but lacking a single feature of classic severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy. Vagus nerve stimulation is a nonpharmacologic treatment for intractable epilepsy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079314/scn1a-gene-mutation-and-adaptive-functioning-in-18-vietnamese-children-with-dravet-syndrome
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Thi Thu Hang Do, Diem My Vu, Thi Thuy Kieu Huynh, Thi Khanh Van Le, Eun Hwa Sohn, Thieu Mai Thao Le, Huu Hao Ha, Chi Bao Bui
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe type of epilepsy in infants. The heterogeneity in the overall intellectual disability that these patients suffer from has been attributed to differences in genetic background and epilepsy severity. METHODS: Eighteen Vietnamese children diagnosed with Dravet syndrome were included in this study. SCN1A variants were screened by direct sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification. Adaptive functioning was assessed in all patients using the Vietnamese version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, and the results were analyzed relative to the SCN1A variants and epilepsy severity...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074849/genetic-variants-identified-from-epilepsy-of-unknown-etiology-in-chinese-children-by-targeted-exome-sequencing
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Yimin Wang, Xiaonan Du, Rao Bin, Shanshan Yu, Zhezhi Xia, Guo Zheng, Jianmin Zhong, Yunjian Zhang, Yong-Hui Jiang, Yi Wang
Genetic factors play a major role in the etiology of epilepsy disorders. Recent genomics studies using next generation sequencing (NGS) technique have identified a large number of genetic variants including copy number (CNV) and single nucleotide variant (SNV) in a small set of genes from individuals with epilepsy. These discoveries have contributed significantly to evaluate the etiology of epilepsy in clinic and lay the foundation to develop molecular specific treatment. However, the molecular basis for a majority of epilepsy patients remains elusive, and furthermore, most of these studies have been conducted in Caucasian children...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073790/clemizole-and-modulators-of-serotonin-signalling-suppress-seizures-in-dravet-syndrome
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Aliesha Griffin, Kyla R Hamling, Kelly Knupp, SoonGweon Hong, Luke P Lee, Scott C Baraban
Dravet syndrome is a catastrophic childhood epilepsy with early-onset seizures, delayed language and motor development, sleep disturbances, anxiety-like behaviour, severe cognitive deficit and an increased risk of fatality. It is primarily caused by de novo mutations of the SCN1A gene encoding a neuronal voltage-activated sodium channel. Zebrafish with a mutation in the SCN1A homologue recapitulate spontaneous seizure activity and mimic the convulsive behavioural movements observed in Dravet syndrome. Here, we show that phenotypic screening of drug libraries in zebrafish scn1 mutants rapidly and successfully identifies new therapeutics...
January 10, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070485/vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-genetic-epilepsy-with-febrile-seizures-plus-gefs-accompanying-seizures-with-impaired-consciousness
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Ryosuke Hanaya, Fajar H Niantiarno, Yumi Kashida, Hiroshi Hosoyama, Shinsuke Maruyama, Toshiaki Otsubo, Kazumi Tanaka, Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Hirose, Kazunori Arita
Genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS(+)) is characterized by childhood-onset epilepsy syndrome. It involves febrile seizures and a variety of afebrile epileptic seizure types within the same pedigree with autosomal-dominant inheritance. Approximately 10% of individuals with GEFS(+) harbor SCN1A, a gene mutation in one of the voltage-gated sodium channel subunits. Considerably less common are focal epilepsies including complex partial seizures. We report vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in a 6-year-old girl with GEFS(+) who exhibited refractory generalized tonic-clonic seizures and complex partial seizures...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058944/epilepsy-in-hemiplegic-migraine-genetic-mutations-and-clinical-implications
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P Prontera, P Sarchielli, S Caproni, C Bedetti, L M Cupini, P Calabresi, C Costa
Objective We performed a systematic review on the comorbidities of familial/sporadic hemiplegic migraine (F/SHM) with seizure/epilepsy in patients with CACNA1A, ATP1A2 or SCN1A mutations, to identify the genotypes associated and investigate for the presence of mutational hot spots. Methods We performed a search in MEDLINE and in the Human Gene Mutation and Leiden Open Variation Databases for mutations in the CACNA1A, ATP1A2 and SCN1A genes. After having examined the clinical characteristics of the patients, we selected those having HM and seizures, febrile seizures or epilepsy...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042998/photosensitivity-in-dravet-syndrome-is-under-recognized-and-related-to-prognosis
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Nienke Verbeek, Dorothée Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité, Merel Wassenaar, Jolien van Campen, Anja Sonsma, W Boudewijn Gunning, Al de Weerd, Nine Knoers, Willy Spetgens, Thea Gutter, Frans Leijten, Eva Brilstra
OBJECTIVE: To detect determinants for photoparoxysmal EEG response (PPR) in SCN1A-related Dravet syndrome (DS). METHODS: Data were studied from nationwide medical histories and EEGs of DS-patients (n=53; 31 males, age 2-19years). Detailed questionnaires on visual stimuli were completed by parents (n=49). RESULTS: PPR was found in 22 patients (42%; median age 1.25yr), and repeatedly in 17%. PPR (17% of 249 intermittent photic stimulation (IPS)-EEGs) occurred more often with optimal IPS protocols (OR 2...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012175/clinical-implications-of-scn1a-missense-and-truncation-variants-in-a-large-japanese-cohort-with-dravet-syndrome
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Atsushi Ishii, Joseph C Watkins, Debbie Chen, Shinichi Hirose, Michael F Hammer
OBJECTIVE: Two major classes of SCN1A variants are associated with Dravet syndrome (DS): those that result in haploinsufficiency (truncating) and those that result in an amino acid substitution (missense). The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the first large cohort of Japanese patients with SCN1A mutation-positive DS (n = 285), and investigate the relationship between variant (type and position) and clinical expression and response to treatment. METHODS: We sequenced all exons and intron-exon boundaries of SCN1A in our cohort, investigated differences in the distribution of truncating and missense variants, tested for associations between variant type and phenotype, and compared these patterns with those of cohorts with milder epilepsy and healthy individuals...
December 24, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005050/-genetics-and-treatment-of-early-infantile-epileptic-encephalopathies
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A A Sharkov, I V Sharkova, E D Belousova, E L Dadali
Epileptic encephalopathies (EE) are the group of progressive conditions with various etiologies that can produce neurocognitive deficit both per se and due to constant epileptiform discharges. Epileptic encephalopathies constitute about 15% of epilepsy in childhood and 40% of all seizures occurring in the first 3 years of life. Ten syndrome forms of EE are identified. Genetic factors contribute to 70-80% of all epileptic diseases and approximately 40% of idiopathic epilepsies have a monogenic mode of inheritance...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005047/-the-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-epilepsy-in-children-based-on-the-algorithm-of-molecular-genetic-studies
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T V Kozhanova, S S Zhilina, S O Aivazyan, T V Anan'eva, A A Abramov, M S Belenikin, T I Meshcheryakova, G R Mutovin, N N Zavadenko
AIM: To study mutations and polymorphisms in the sodium channels genes, determining the development of idiopathic epilepsy (IE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study of SCN1A gene by direct Sanger sequencing in 53 patients and targeted resequencing of the regions of 34 genes in 40 patients with different clinical forms of IE was performed. RESULTS: Seven mutations (c.3022G>T, c.3637C>T, c.1144G>T, c.80G>C, c.1603C>T, c.2427G>A and c...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956748/association-of-rare-missense-variants-in-the-second-intracellular-loop-of-nav1-7-sodium-channels-with-familial-autism
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M Rubinstein, A Patowary, I B Stanaway, E McCord, R R Nesbitt, M Archer, T Scheuer, D Nickerson, W H Raskind, E M Wijsman, R Bernier, W A Catterall, Z Brkanac
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder often accompanied by intellectual disability, language impairment and medical co-morbidities. The heritability of autism is high and multiple genes have been implicated as causal. However, most of these genes have been identified in de novo cases. To further the understanding of familial autism, we performed whole-exome sequencing on five families in which second- and third-degree relatives were affected. By focusing on novel and protein-altering variants, we identified a small set of candidate genes...
December 13, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955713/rare-and-common-epilepsies-converge-on-a-shared-gene-regulatory-network-providing-opportunities-for-novel-antiepileptic-drug-discovery
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Andree Delahaye-Duriez, Prashant Srivastava, Kirill Shkura, Sarah R Langley, Liisi Laaniste, Aida Moreno-Moral, Bénédicte Danis, Manuela Mazzuferi, Patrik Foerch, Elena V Gazina, Kay Richards, Steven Petrou, Rafal M Kaminski, Enrico Petretto, Michael R Johnson
BACKGROUND: The relationship between monogenic and polygenic forms of epilepsy is poorly understood and the extent to which the genetic and acquired epilepsies share common pathways is unclear. Here, we use an integrated systems-level analysis of brain gene expression data to identify molecular networks disrupted in epilepsy. RESULTS: We identified a co-expression network of 320 genes (M30), which is significantly enriched for non-synonymous de novo mutations ascertained from patients with monogenic epilepsy and for common variants associated with polygenic epilepsy...
December 13, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919014/a-novel-scn1a-mutation-identified-in-a-chinese-family-with-familial-hemiplegic-migraine-a-case-report
#13
Yang Zhang, Ning Chen, Muke Zhou, Jian Guo, Jiang Guo, Li He
BACKGROUND: Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is a rare type of migraine with aura that is characterized by transient hemiparesis. Mutations in three genes (CACNA1A, ATP1A2, and SCN1A) have been found to cause FHM. Among these, nine SCN1A gene mutations were reported to cause familial hemiplegic migraine type 3 (FHM3). However, none of them was reported in China. METHOD: The clinical manifestations of a Chinese FHM family were recorded and all coding exons and flanking intronic regions of the CACNA1A, ATP1A2, and SCN1A genes were tested for mutations...
November 8, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889818/somatosensory-reflex-seizures-in-a-child-with-epilepsy-related-to-novel-scn1a-mutation
#14
Pinar Arican, Nihal Olgac Dundar, Dilek Cavusoglu, Taha Resid Ozdemır, Pinar Gencpinar
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in SCN1A have been reported in patients with different types of epilepsy, including generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus, severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy, malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy, and other infantile epileptic encephalopathies. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 10-month-old girl presented with reflex epileptic seizures provoked by somatosensory stimuli with a novel de novo mutation of SCN1A gene. She was observed to have seizures with eye deviation, unresponsiveness provoked by somatosensory stimuli of the face...
November 26, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864847/diagnostic-targeted-resequencing-in-349-patients-with-drug-resistant-pediatric-epilepsies-identifies-causative-mutations-in-30-different-genes
#15
Elena Parrini, Carla Marini, Davide Mei, Anna Galuppi, Elena Cellini, Daniela Pucatti, Laura Chiti, Domenico Rutigliano, Claudia Bianchini, Simona Virdò, Dalila De Vita, Stefania Bigoni, Carmen Barba, Francesco Mari, Martino Montomoli, Tiziana Pisano, Anna Rosati, Renzo Guerrini
Targeted resequencing gene panels are used in the diagnostic setting to identify gene defects in epilepsy. We performed targeted resequencing using a 30-genes panel and a 95-genes panel in 349 patients with drug-resistant epilepsies beginning in the first years of life. We identified 71 pathogenic variants, 42 of which novel, in 30 genes, corresponding to 20.3% of the probands. In 66% of mutation positive patients, epilepsy onset occurred before the age of 6 months. The 95-genes panel allowed a genetic diagnosis in 22 (6...
February 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857626/expecting-the-unexpected-lack-of-in-vivo-network-defects-in-an-scn1a-model-of-dravet-syndrome
#16
Jacob M Hull, Lori L Isom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830185/fhf1-fgf12-epileptic-encephalopathy
#17
Sameer Al-Mehmadi, Miranda Splitt, Venkateswaran Ramesh, Suzanne DeBrosse, Kimberly Dessoffy, Fan Xia, Yaping Yang, Jill A Rosenfeld, Patrick Cossette, Jacques L Michaud, Fadi F Hamdan, Philippe M Campeau, Berge A Minassian
Voltage-gated sodium channels (Navs) are mainstays of neuronal function, and mutations in the genes encoding CNS Navs (Nav1.1 [SCN1A], Nav1.2 [SCN2A], Nav1.3 [SCN3A], and Nav1.6 [SCN8A]) are causes of some of the most common and severe genetic epilepsies and epileptic encephalopathies (EE).(1) Fibroblast-growth-factor homologous factors (FHFs) compose a family of 4 proteins that interact with the C-terminal tails of Navs to modulate the channels' fast, and long-term, inactivations.(2)FHF2 mutation is a rare cause of generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+)...
December 2016: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818813/familial-hemiplegic-migraine-with-severe-attacks-a-new-report-with-atp1a2-mutation
#18
E Martínez, R Moreno, L López-Mesonero, I Vidriales, M Ruiz, A L Guerrero, J J Tellería
Introduction. Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is a rare disorder characterized by migraine attacks with motor weakness during the aura phase. Mutations in CACNA1A, ATP1A2, SCN1A, and PRRT2 genes have been described. Methods. To describe a mutation in ATP1A2 gene in a FHM case with especially severe and prolonged symptomatology. Results. 22-year-old woman was admitted due to migraine-type headache and sudden onset of right-sided weakness and aphasia; she had similar episodes in her childhood. Her mother was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine without genetic confirmation...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817982/from-genotype-to-phenotype-in-dravet-disease
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Svetlana Gataullina, Olivier Dulac
Dravet syndrome combines clonic generalized, focal or unilateral seizures, beginning within the first year of life, often triggered by hyperthermia whatever its cause, including pertussis vaccination. Long-lasting febrile seizures are frequent in infancy and repeat status epilepticus (SE) has negative prognostic value. Massive myoclonus, rare absences, complex partial seizures and generalized spikes may appear several years later. Myoclonic status may occur in childhood, but acute encephalopathy with febrile SE followed by ischemic lesions and psychomotor impairment, the most severe condition, occurs mainly within the first five years of life...
October 21, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816501/gapdh-mediated-posttranscriptional-regulations-of-sodium-channel-scn1a-and-scn3a-genes-under-seizure-and-ketogenic-diet-conditions
#20
Guo-Wang Lin, Ping Lu, Tao Zeng, Hui-Ling Tang, Yong-Hong Chen, Shu-Jing Liu, Mei-Mei Gao, Qi-Hua Zhao, Yong-Hong Yi, Yue-Sheng Long
Abnormal expressions of sodium channel SCN1A and SCN3A genes alter neural excitability that are believed to contribute to the pathogenesis of epilepsy, a long-term risk of recurrent seizures. Ketogenic diet (KD), a high-fat and low-carbohydrate treatment for difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children, has been suggested to reverse gene expression patterns. Here, we reveal a novel role of GAPDH on the posttranscriptional regulation of mouse Scn1a and Scn3a expressions under seizure and KD conditions...
February 2017: Neuropharmacology
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