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Name: Brain : a journal of neurology
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 8 (SCA8) is a rare autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by CTA/CTG repeat expansion in the ATXN8/ATXN8OS gene.
Spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) is a genetic disease, mainly characterized by ataxia. A number of other neurological symptoms also have been described, such as Parkinsonism, cognitive dysfunction, aut...
Large expansions of microsatellite DNA cause several neurological diseases. In Spinocerebellar ataxia type 10 (SCA10), the repeat interruptions change disease phenotype; an (ATTCC)n or a (ATCCT)n/(ATC...
For a variety of sporadic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, it is well-established that ethnicity does affect the disease p...
The purpose of this research study is to investigate how the brain and motor behavior changes both in individuals with spinocerebellar ataxia and healthy individuals, and to assess whether...
The purpose of this study is verify the safety and efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSC) therapy for patients with Spinocerebellar Ataxia, and in addition, explo...
The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and blood of patients with spinocerebellar ataxias and healthy volunteers. The goal of this project i...
ATRIL is a multi-centric, double-blind randomized, two-arm controlled study. 42 SpinoCerebellar Ataxia type 2 (SCA2) patients, both gender, at least 18 years of age will be included. ...
One of the main objectives of this project is to validate potential biological, clinical and/or imaging biomarkers in SCA patients through a multimodal assessment, for future ASOs trials.
A deubiquitinating enzyme of the ATAXINS family. It functions in protein homeostasis, GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION; CYTOSKELETON regulation, and MYOGENESIS. CAG TRINUCLEOTIDE REPEAT EXPANSION in the Ataxin-3 gene coding region is associated with spinocerebellar ataxia-3 (MACHADO-JOSEPH DISEASE).
A component of the STAGA transcription coactivator-HAT complex that functions in Cone Rod Homeobox Protein (CRX)-dependent gene activation. It also stabilizes MICROTUBULES. CAG repeat expansion in the ATXN-7 coding region is associated with the development of SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA 7.
A dominantly-inherited ATAXIA first described in people of Azorean and Portuguese descent, and subsequently identified in Brazil, Japan, China, and Australia. This disorder is classified as one of the SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIAS (Type 3) and has been associated with a mutation of the MJD1 gene on chromosome 14. Clinical features include progressive ataxia, DYSARTHRIA, postural instability, nystagmus, eyelid retraction, and facial FASCICULATIONS. DYSTONIA is prominent in younger patients (referred to as Type I Machado-Joseph Disease). Type II features ataxia and ocular signs; Type III features MUSCULAR ATROPHY and a sensorimotor neuropathy; and Type IV features extrapyramidal signs combined with a sensorimotor neuropathy. (From Clin Neurosci 1995;3(1):17-22; Ann Neurol 1998 Mar;43(3):288-96)
Genetically heterogeneous and sometimes syndromic (e.g., BARDET BIEDL SYNDROME; and SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA TYPE 7) retinopathies with initial RETINAL CONE involvement. They are characterized by decreased VISUAL ACUITY; COLOR VISION DEFECTS; progressive loss of peripheral vision and night blindness.
A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)