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Title: Caspr1/Paranodin/Neurexin IV is most likely not a common disease-causing gene for inherited peripheral neuropathies
Authors: VENKEN, Koen
Meuleman, J.
Irobi, J.
Ceuterick, C.
Martini, Roberto
De Jonghe, P.
Timmerman, V.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Citation: Neuroreport, 12(11). p. 2609-2614
Abstract: Contactin associated protein 1 (Caspr1/Paranodin/Neurexin IV) is an axonal transmembrane molecule mainly localised at the paranodal junction. Since molecular alterations in septate-like junctions at the paranodes might have important consequences for the function of the nerve fiber, we considered that Caspr1 could be involved in the pathogenesis of inherited peripheral neuropathies. In this study, we physically mapped the Caspr1 gene on chromosome 17q21.1 and determined its genomic structure. We performed a mutation analysis of the Caspr1 gene in a cohort of 64 unrelated patients afflicted with distinct inherited peripheral neuropathies. Since no disease causing mutations were found, we suggest that Caspr1 is probably not a common cause of inherited peripheral neuropathies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/6446
Link to publication: http://www.neuroreport.com/pt/re/neuroreport/abstract.00001756-200108080-00063.htm;jsessionid=LGJQB2X32mvsZbFn8CkHyCT7xHH811JWTkJWwX9hJjlx1WhLLpg7!-1101774500!181195629!8091!-1
ISI #: 000170141600064
ISSN: 0959-4965
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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