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A conserved sorting-associated protein is mutant in chorea-acanthocytosis


Rampoldi, L; Dobson-Stone, C; Rubio, JP; Danek, A; Chalmers, RM; Wood, NW; Verellen, C; Ferrer, X; Malandrini, A; Fabrizi, GM; Brown, R; Vance, J; Pericak-Vance, M; Rudolf, G; Carre, S; Alonso, E; Manfredi, M; Nemeth, AH; Monaco, AP
2001-06
NATURE GENETICS
Journal Article
28
2
119-120
Chorea-acanthocytosis (CHAC. MIM 200150) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the gradual onset of hyperkinetic movements and abnormal erythrocyte morphology(1,2) (acanthocytosis). Neurological findings closely resemble those observed in Huntington disease(3-8). We identified a gene in the CHAC critical region(9) and found 16 different mutations in individuals with chorea-acanthocytosis. CHAC encodes an evolutionarily conserved protein that is probably involved in protein sorting.
NATURE AMERICA INC
NEUROACANTHOCYTOSIS; LOCALIZATION; KEX2P; GENES
10.1038/88821
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