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Molecular genetic analysis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.

Mole, SE; Gardiner, M; (1991) Molecular genetic analysis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Int J Neurol , 25-26 pp. 52-59.

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Abstract

The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses comprise a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized by the accumulation of autoflourescent lipopigment in neurones and other cell types. Three main childhood sub-types occur: infantile (Haltia-Santavouri disease, locus CLN1), late-infantile (Jansky-Bielschowsky disease, locus CLN2) and juvenile (Spielmeyer-Sjogren-Vogt, Batten disease, locus CLN3). Inheritance is autosomal recessive. The basic biochemical defect remains unknown. The infantile disease Iocus (CLN1) has been mapped to human chromosome 1p32 and the juvenile disease Iocus (CLN3) to human chromosome 16p12 by linkage analysis. Marker loci in strong allelic association with the disease loci have been identified in each case and haplotype analysis suggests a founder mutation for CLN1 and CLN3. Classical late-infantile disease (CLN2) has been shown not to be an allelic variant of either CLN1 or CLN3. Identification of linked markers has provided a new method for pre-natal diagnosis. Work is in progress to clone CLN1 and CLN3 and to map CLN2. This will allow elucidation of the molecular genetic basis of the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses.

Type: Article
Title: Molecular genetic analysis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.
Location: Uruguay
Keywords: Animals, Female, Humans, Molecular Biology, Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses, Pregnancy
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Child Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/83800
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