Exome sequencing in congenital ataxia identifies two new candidate genes and highlights a pathophysiological link between some congenital ataxias and early infantile epileptic encephalopathies.

Affiliation

Centre de Référence Maladies Rares "Malformations et Maladies Congénitales du Cervelet", Paris-Lyon-Lille, France. [Email]

Abstract

To investigate the genetic basis of congenital ataxias (CAs), a unique group of cerebellar ataxias with a nonprogressive course, in 20 patients from consanguineous families, and to identify new CA genes.

Keywords

Cerebellar atrophy,Congenital ataxia,Early infantile epileptic encephalopathies,Pathophysiology,exome sequencing,,