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Nat Genet. 2001 Jun;28(2):119-20.

A conserved sorting-associated protein is mutant in chorea-acanthocytosis.

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The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Chorea-acanthocytosis (CHAC, MIM 200150) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the gradual onset of hyperkinetic movements and abnormal erythrocyte morphology (acanthocytosis). Neurological findings closely resemble those observed in Huntington disease. We identified a gene in the CHAC critical region and found 16 different mutations in individuals with chorea-acanthocytosis. CHAC encodes an evolutionarily conserved protein that is probably involved in protein sorting.

PMID:
11381253
DOI:
10.1038/88821
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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