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A novel presenilin 1 mutation associated with Pick's disease but not β-amyloid plaques
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Abstract
Familial forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) with tauopathy are mostly caused by mutations in the gene encoding the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT). However, rare forms of familial tauopathy without MAPT mutations have been reported, suggesting other tauopathy-related genetic defects. Interestingly, two presenilin I (PSI) mutations (Leu113Pro and insArg352) recently have been associated with familial FTD albeit without neuropathological confirmation. We report here a novel PSI mutation in a patient with Pick-type tauopathy in the absence of extracellular beta-amyloid deposits. The mutation is predicted to substitute Gly-->Val at codon position 183 (Gly183Val) and to affect the splice signal at the junction of the sixth exon and intron. Further clinical-genetic investigation showed a positive family history of FTD-like dementia and suggested that Gly183Val is associated with a phenotypically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder. Our results suggest PSI as a candidate gene for Pick-type tauopathy without MAPT mutations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Annals of neurology. - Boston, Mass.
Publication
Boston, Mass. : 2004
ISSN
0364-5134
Volume/pages
55:5(2004), p. 617-626
ISI
000221115800004
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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