NEUROGENETIK - HERAUSFORDERUNG AN DIE NEUROLOGIE. 2. TEIL: NEUROGENETISCHE ERKRANKUNGEN

Translated title of the contribution: Neurogenetics: Challenge for neurology. II. Neurogenetic diseases

T. Gasser, C. Trenkwalder, T. Meitinger, T. N. Witt, J. Murken, W. H. Oertel

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Abstract

Progress in molecular genetics has provided insight into a number of neurogenetic disorders. The chromosomal location of the genes for Huntington's disease, Wilson's disease, myotonic dystrophy and Friedreich's ataxia are now known. In families affected by these illnesses, linkage analysis can now be employed for presymptomatic or prenatal diagnosis. The genes for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy and neurofibromatosis I have been cloned and sequenced, allowing the direct analysis of the genetic defect in many cases, and thereby providing further insight into the pathophysiology. In addition, the classification of several neurogenetic diseases, such as the hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies or the spinal muscular atrophies can now be based on the chromosomal location of the affected gene(s).

Translated title of the contributionNeurogenetics: Challenge for neurology. II. Neurogenetic diseases
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)590-608
Number of pages19
JournalNervenarzt
Volume62
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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