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Neurology. 2005 Apr 26;64(8):1455-7.

A novel mutation (G114V) in the prion protein gene in a family with inherited prion disease.

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Departamento de Genetica, Facultad de Medicina, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Inherited prion diseases are characterized by mutations in the PRNP gene encoding the prion protein (PrP). We report a novel missense mutation in the PRNP gene (resulting in a G114V mutation in PrP) in members of a Uruguayan family with clinical and histopathologic features of prion disease. Affected individuals were characterized by an early age at onset, initial neuropsychiatric symptoms, late dementia with prominent pyramidal and extrapyramidal symptoms, and long disease duration.

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