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Neurogenetics. 2004 Feb;5(1):41-4. Epub 2003 Sep 19.

Genotypic association of exonic LGI4 polymorphisms and childhood absence epilepsy.

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Institute of Human Genetics, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, University Hospital Bonn, Germany.

Abstract

The LGI4 gene is located in a region linked to benign familial infantile convulsions (BFIC) and idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Screening of the LGI4 coding region in BFIC and childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) revealed several frequent exonic polymorphisms. A genotypic association was found for the c.1914GC --> AT polymorphism in 42 CAE patients compared with 110 population controls (chi2 = 6.66, df = 1, P = 0.01), providing evidence for a so far undetected susceptibility allele for CAE in the LGI4 region.

PMID:
14505228
DOI:
10.1007/s10048-003-0158-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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