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Early neuroimaging markers of FOXP2 intragenic deletion

Liegeois, FJ; Hildebrand, MS; Bonthrone, A; Turner, SJ; Scheffer, IE; Bahlo, M; Connelly, A; (2016) Early neuroimaging markers of FOXP2 intragenic deletion. Scientific Reports , 6 , Article ARTN 351. 10.1038/srep35192. Green open access

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Abstract

FOXP2 is the major gene associated with severe, persistent, developmental speech and language disorders. While studies in the original family in which a FOXP2 mutation was found showed volume reduction and reduced activation in core language and speech networks, there have been no imaging studies of different FOXP2 mutations. We conducted a multimodal MRI study in an eight-year-old boy (A-II) with a de novo FOXP2 intragenic deletion. A-II showed marked bilateral volume reductions in the hippocampus, thalamus, globus pallidus, and caudate nucleus compared with 26 control males (effect sizes from −1 to −3). He showed no detectable functional MRI activity when repeating nonsense words. The hippocampus is implicated for the first time in FOXP2 diseases. We conclude that FOXP2 anomaly is either directly or indirectly associated with atypical development of widespread subcortical networks early in life.

Type: Article
Title: Early neuroimaging markers of FOXP2 intragenic deletion
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/srep35192
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep35192
Language: English
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Keywords: Science & Technology, Multidisciplinary Sciences, Science & Technology - Other Topics, VOXEL-BASED MORPHOMETRY, LANGUAGE DISORDER, BASAL GANGLIA, INHERITED SPEECH, BRAIN ABNORMALITIES, MEMORY, IMPAIRMENT, EXPRESSION, GENE, SEGMENTATION
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Neurosciences Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1524628
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