Author(s): Audenaert D, Schwartz E, Claeys KG, Claes L, Deprez L,
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Abstract Mutations in the gene encoding the gamma2 subunit of the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABRG2) have been reported to cause childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), febrile seizures (FS), and generalized epilepsy with FS plus (GEFS+). The authors analyzed GABRG2 in 47 unrelated patients with CAE, FS, and GEFS+ and identified a novel mutation that cosegregated with FS. Electrophysiologic studies demonstrated altered current desensitization and reduced benzodiazepine enhancement in mutant receptors.
This article was published in Neurology
and referenced in International Journal of Neurorehabilitation