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Neurology. 2005 Jun 28;64(12):2148-50.

Effect of genetic modifiers on cerebral lesions in Fabry disease.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Abstract

Fabry disease is associated with increased risk of premature stroke and presumptive ischemic cerebral lesions. In 57 consecutive patients, 35% of whom had lesions on brain MRI, the authors found that genotypes of polymorphisms G-174C of interleukin-6, G894T of endothelial nitric oxide synthase, factor V G1691A mutation, and the A-13G and G79A of protein Z were all significantly associated with cerebral lesions. These findings suggest that these proteins modulate Fabry cerebral vasculopathy.

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