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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437751/effects-of-picrotoxin-on-zebrafish-larvae-behaviors-a-comparison-study-with-ptz
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Xue Yang, Jia Lin, Xiaolan Peng, Qin Zhang, Yinglan Zhang, Ning Guo, Shuizhen Zhou, Qiang Li
Larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) have been suggested as a high-throughput experimental animal model for epilepsy-related genetic and developmental studies. The behavioral manifestations in response to the seizure-inducing drugs picrotoxin (PTX) (1, 5, 25, 125, or 625μM) or pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) (1, 2, 4, 8, or 16mM) under light-dark conditions were studied using zebrafish larvae at 5days post-fertilization (dpf). Two behavioral parameters, locomotor activity and thigmotaxis behavior, were analyzed. We conclude that high concentrations of PTX treatment increased locomotion and thigmotaxis in 5 dpf zebrafish larvae under continuous illumination and the locomotion of PTX-treated zebrafish was decreased under the dark condition...
April 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436815/moyamoya-in-a-patient-with-fires-a-first-case-report
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Taylor Kaufman, Andrew White
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a form of epileptic encephalopathy with severe refractory epilepsy that presents in previously healthy, school-aged children after significant febrile illness with concomitant rise in body temperature. Suspected causes include genetic or acquired channelopathies, as well as mitochondrial disturbances. In FIRES, the EEG shows diffuse slowing, generalized, and/or multifocal discharges. Seizures are present and resistant to treatment. Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA) is characterized by progressive stenosis of cerebral arteries and subsequent development of a network of collateral circulation that is prone to rupture...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434238/the-characteristics-and-long-term-course-of-epilepsy-in-lipoid-proteinosis-a-spectrum-from-mild-to-severe-seizures-in-relation-to-ecm1-mutations
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Emel Oguz Akarsu, Firdevs Dinçsoy Bir, Can Baykal, Volkan Taşdemir, Bülent Kara, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gürses, Oya Uyguner, Betül Baykan
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by deposition of hyaline material in skin and mucosae. Epilepsy, as an extracutaneous manifestation associated with typical mesial temporal calcifications, has already been identified, but its characteristics and long-term prognosis have not been thoroughly investigated. We included 7 consecutive patients with LP with typical intracranial calcifications out of 16 patients with ECM1 mutations and investigated the semiologic features, ictal and interictal EEG findings, and long-term prognosis of epilepsy in this genodermatosis...
April 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431832/unravelling-the-mysteries-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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K G Hampel, R Rocamora Zuñiga, C M Quesada
INTRODUCTION: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most frequent cause of premature death in epileptic patients. Most SUDEP events occur at night and frequently go unnoticed; the exact pathophysiological mechanisms of this phenomenon therefore remain undetermined. Nevertheless, most cases of SUDEP are attributed to an infrequent yet extremely severe complication of epileptic seizures. DEVELOPMENT: We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed...
April 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431599/usefulness-of-ilae-2010-classification-in-mexican-epilepsy-patients
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Ildefonso Rodríguez Leyva, Juan Francisco Hernández Gómez, Fernando Cortés Enríquez, Juan Francisco Hernández Sierra
OBJECTIVE: Advances in neuroimaging, genomics, and molecular biology have improved the understanding of the pathogenesis of epilepsy. That is why the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has created a new classification system. The present study aims to evaluate the association between epilepsy cases classified by the ILAE 2010 classification proposal, electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging brain findings (MRI). METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional design of 277 cases of epilepsy seen at the Epilepsy Clinic, Hospital Central "Dr...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431366/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-video-eeg-protocol-for-genetic-generalized-epilepsies
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Luciana Rodrigues De Marchi, Jeana Torres Corso, Ana Carolina Zetehaku, Carina Gonçalves Pedroso Uchida, Mirian Salvadori Bittar Guaranha, Elza Márcia Targas Yacubian
INTRODUCTION: Video-EEG has been used to characterize genetic generalized epilepsies (GGE). For best performance, sleep recording, photic stimulation, hyperventilation, and neuropsychological protocols are added to the monitoring. However, risks and benefits of these video-EEG protocols are not well established. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of a video-EEG neuropsychological protocol (VNPP) tailored for GGE and compare its value with that of routine EEG (R-EEG)...
April 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428906/tbc1d24-mutations-in-a-sibship-with-multifocal-polymyoclonus
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Adeline Ngoh, Jose Bras, Rita Guerreiro, Amy McTague, Joanne Ng, Esther Meyer, W Kling Chong, Stewart Boyd, Linda MacLellan, Martin Kirkpatrick, Manju A Kurian
BACKGROUND: Advances in molecular genetic technologies have improved our understanding of genetic causes of rare neurological disorders with features of myoclonus. CASE REPORT: A family with two affected siblings, presenting with multifocal polymyoclonus and neurodevelopmental delay, was recruited for whole-exome sequencing following unyielding diagnostic neurometabolic investigations. Compound heterozygous mutations in TBC1D24, a gene previously associated with various epilepsy phenotypes and hearing loss, were identified in both siblings...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428755/pharmacological-analysis-of-the-anti-epileptic-mechanisms-of-fenfluramine-in-scn1a-mutant-zebrafish
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Jo Sourbron, Ilse Smolders, Peter de Witte, Lieven Lagae
Dravet syndrome (DS) is a genetic encephalopathy that is characterized by severe seizures and prominent co-morbidities (e.g., physical, intellectual disabilities). More than 85% of the DS patients carry an SCN1A mutation (sodium channel, voltage gated, type I alpha subunit). Although numerous anti-epileptic drugs have entered the market since 1990, these drugs often fail to adequately control seizures in DS patients. Nonetheless, current clinical data shows significant seizure reduction in DS patients treated with the serotonergic (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) drug fenfluramine (FA)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427564/inflammation-in-epileptic-encephalopathies
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Oleksii Shandra, Solomon L Moshé, Aristea S Galanopoulou
West syndrome (WS) is an infantile epileptic encephalopathy that manifests with infantile spasms (IS), hypsarrhythmia (in ~60% of infants), and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. The etiologies of WS can be structural-metabolic pathologies (~60%), genetic (12%-15%), or of unknown origin. The current treatment options include hormonal treatment (adrenocorticotropic hormone and high-dose steroids) and the GABA aminotransferase inhibitor vigabatrin, while ketogenic diet can be given as add-on treatment in refractory IS...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422131/variants-in-cplx1-in-two-families-with-autosomal-recessive-severe-infantile-myoclonic-epilepsy-and-id
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Silke Redler, Tim M Strom, Thomas Wieland, Kirsten Cremer, Hartmut Engels, Felix Distelmaier, Jörg Schaper, Alma Küchler, Johannes R Lemke, Stephanie Jeschke, Nicole Schreyer, Heinrich Sticht, Margarete Koch, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Dagmar Wieczorek
For a large number of individuals with intellectual disability (ID), the molecular basis of the disorder is still unknown. However, whole-exome sequencing (WES) is providing more and more insights into the genetic landscape of ID. In the present study, we performed trio-based WES in 311 patients with unsolved ID and additional clinical features, and identified homozygous CPLX1 variants in three patients with ID from two unrelated families. All displayed marked developmental delay and migrating myoclonic epilepsy, and one showed a cerebellar cleft in addition...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419948/genetic-generalized-epilepsy-in-three-siblings-with-8q21-13-q22-2-duplication
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Arezoo Rezazadeh, Felippe Borlot, Hanna Faghfoury, Danielle M Andrade
PURPOSE: Duplication of chromosome region 8q21-q22 is a rare copy number variant that has been previously reported in a limited number of patients. Although some of these patients had seizures, their electroclinical syndrome has not been described in detail. The aim of this study was to provide further insight into the specific epilepsy syndrome associated with 8q21.13-q22.2 duplication. METHOD: We describe 3 siblings with trisomy of 8q21.13-q22.2 who exhibited intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and seizures...
April 11, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411558/sporadic-periventricular-nodular-heterotopia-classification-phenotype-and-correlation-with-filamin-a-mutations
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Wenyu Liu, Bo Yan, Dongmei An, Jiahe Xiao, Fayun Hu, Dong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better delineate the clinical spectrum of periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) in a large patient population after long term follow up. Specifically, this study aimed to relate PNH subtypes to clinical or epileptic outcomes, epileptic discharges and underlying Filamin A (FLNA) mutations by analyzing anatomical features. METHODS: The study included 100 patients with radiologically confirmed nodular heterotopia. Patients' FLNA gene sequences and medical records were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410084/clinical-and-electroencephalographic-characteristics-of-infantile-onset-epilepsies-caused-by-genetic-mutations
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Yun Jung Hur, Sookyong Koh, John Millichap, Srishti Nangia, Lawrence J Jennings, Douglas R Nordli
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether certain characteristic electroencephalography (EEG) features are indicative of a genetic cause in early-life epilepsy. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled a total of 100 patients with infantile-onset (<3 years) epilepsy due to known genetic cause (n = 50) and nongenetic cause (acquired, structural, or unknown, n = 50). The genetic group was classified into synaptopathies, channelopathies, mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin)-opathies, and chromosomal abnormalities...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407523/glut1-deficiency-syndrome-report-of-a-four-generation-norwegian-family-with-a-mild-phenotype
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Anette Ramm-Pettersen, Karl O Nakken, Kathrine C Haavardsholm, Kaja Kristine Selmer
INTRODUCTION: Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) is a rare metabolic encephalopathy with a wide variation of clinical phenotypes. Familial variants are often milder than de novo cases, and may therefore remain undiagnosed. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical course of GLUT1-DS in a four-generation Norwegian family where the oldest generations had never received any treatment. METHOD: Through interviews and clinical investigations, we characterized a family of 26 members, where 11 members had symptoms strongly suggesting GLUT1-DS...
April 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406124/comparison-of-patients-with-and-without-intellectual-disability-under-general-anesthesia-a-retrospective-study
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T Sitilci, S Demirgan, C Akcay, N Kahraman, B G Koseoglu, M A Erdem, A B Cankaya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We analyzed and retrospectively compared patients with and without intellectual disability (ID) who underwent oral surgery under general anesthesia at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of General Anesthesia, between October 2012 and June 2013 with regard to the following categories: Demographic features, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, Mallampati score, type of anesthetic drug used during the operation, type of intubation used, any difficulties with tracheal intubation, presence of systemic diseases, and recovery times after ending general anesthesia...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406046/depdc5-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-epilepsy
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Kenneth A Myers, Ingrid E Scheffer
Dishevelled, Egl-10 and Pleckstrin (DEP) domain-containing protein 5 (DEPDC5) is a protein subunit of the GTPase-activating proteins towards Rags 1 (GATOR1) complex. GATOR1 is a recently identified modulator of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) activity. mTOR is a key regulator of cell proliferation and metabolism; disruption of the mTOR pathway is implicated in focal epilepsy, both acquired and genetic. Tuberous sclerosis is the prototypic mTOR genetic syndrome with epilepsy, however GATOR1 gene mutations have recently been shown to cause lesional and non-lesional focal epilepsy...
April 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405954/genetic-testing-in-pediatric-epilepsy
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Tristan T Sands, Hyunmi Choi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes the emerging landscape of pediatric epilepsy, highlighting genetic contributions, and reviews approaches to genetic evaluation for pediatric epilepsy in this context. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in understanding the genetic basis for epilepsy over the last several years have been due in large part to the identification of de novo genetic variation underlying sporadic severe epilepsy in children; the genetic underpinnings of the more common epilepsies remain largely unknown...
May 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399591/autosomal-recessive-primary-microcephaly-mcph-an-update
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Sami Zaqout, Deborah Morris-Rosendahl, Angela M Kaindl
Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH; MicroCephaly Primary Hereditary) is a genetically heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a significantly reduced head circumference present already at birth and intellectual disability. Inconsistent features include hyperactivity, an expressive speech disorder, and epilepsy. Here, we provide a brief overview on this rare disorder pertinent for clinicians.
April 11, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398599/hippocampal-sclerosis-and-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-chorea-acanthocytosis-a-case-with-clinical-pathologic-and-genetic-evaluation
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Karin Mente, Sun A Kim, Christopher Grunseich, Marco M Hefti, John F Crary, Adrian Danek, Barbara I Karp, Ruth H Walker
Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease associated with mutations in VPS13A that encodes the protein chorein. ChAc is characterized by progressive chorea, dystonia, and psychiatric symptoms, developing in young adulthood, often with acanthocytosis in peripheral blood. Tongue protrusion, or feeding dystonia, is common, as are seizures and neuropathy [1]. On neuropathology, there is basal ganglia atrophy, neuronal loss, and gliosis, especially in the caudate nucleus [2]...
April 11, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398356/snp-based-hla-allele-tagging-imputation-and-association-with-antiepileptic-drug-induced-cutaneous-reactions-in-hong-kong-han-chinese
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H Gui, M Kwok, L Baum, P C Sham, P Kwan, S S Cherny
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes control the regulation of the human immune system and are involved in immune-related diseases. Population surveys on relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and HLA alleles are essential to conduct genetic association between HLA variants and diseases. Samples were obtained from our in-house database for epilepsy genetics and pharmacogenetics research. Using 184 epilepsy patients with both genome-wide SNP array and HLA-A/B candidate gene sequencing data, we sought tagging SNPs that completely represent sixHLA risk alleles; in addition, a Hong Kong population-specific reference panel was constructed for SNP-based HLA imputation...
April 11, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
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