MRI signatures of the frontotemporal lobar degeneration continuum.
Milano, Italy. In Hum Brain Mapp, 31 Jul 2015
METHODS: T1-weighted and DT MRI were collected from 121 subjects: 35 motor neuron disease (MND), 14 behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia, 12 semantic and 11 nonfluent primary progressive aphasia, 21 progressive supranuclear palsy syndrome patients, and 28 healthy controls.
Genetics of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten disease).
London, United Kingdom. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 27 Jun 2015
These genes encode lysosomal enzymes (CLN1, CLN2, CLN10, CLN13), a soluble lysosomal protein (CLN5), a protein in the secretory pathway (CLN11), two cytoplasmic proteins that also peripherally associate with membranes (CLN4, CLN14), and many transmembrane proteins with different subcellular locations (CLN3, CLN6, CLN7, CLN8, CLN12).
The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses Program: A Translational Research Experience in Argentina.
Córdoba, Argentina. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 11 Jun 2015
Phenotypic studies comprised epileptic seizures and movement disorders, ophthalmology, neurophysiology, image analysis, rating scales, enzyme testing, and electron microscopy, carried out under a consensus algorithm; 2) DNA screening and validation of mutations in genes PPT1 (CLN1), TPP1 (CLN2), CLN3, CLN5, CLN6, MFSD8 (CLN7), and CLN8: characterization of variant types, novel/known mutations and polymorphisms; 3) Progress of the epidemiological picture in Latin America; 4) NCL-like pathology studies in progress.
Cell biology of the NCL proteins: What they do and don't do.
Sioux Falls, United States. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 08 Jun 2015
NCL-associated proteins have been localized mostly in lysosomes (CLN1, CLN2, CLN3, CLN5, CLN7, CLN10, CLN12 and CLN13) but also in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (CLN6 and CLN8), or in the cytosol associated to vesicular membranes (CLN4 and CLN14).
Unwinding the role of senataxin in neurodegeneration.
San Diego, United States. In Discov Med, Feb 2015
Senataxin also joins a group of important proteins responsible for maintaining RNA transcriptome homeostasis, including FUS, TDP-43, and SMN that can all cause familial forms of motor neuron disease (MND).
RNA dysregulation in diseases of motor neurons.
Philadelphia, United States. In Annu Rev Pathol, 2011
In children, inherited spinal muscular atrophies are the predominant diseases that affect motor neurons, whereas in adults, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is inherited but mostly sporadic, is the most common MND.