Mutation spectrum of the SCN1A gene in a Hungarian population with epilepsy

Ágnes Till, Judith Zima, Anett Fekete, Judit Bene, Márta Czakó, András Szabó, Béla Melegh, Kinga Hadzsiev

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Purpose: The vast majority of mutations responsible for epilepsy syndromes such as genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) and Dravet syndrome (DS) occur in the gene encoding the type 1 alpha subunit of neuronal voltage-gated sodium channel (SCN1A). Methods: 63 individuals presenting with either DS or GEFS + syndrome phenotype were screened for SCN1A gene mutation using Sanger sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA). Results: Our research study identified 15 novel pathogen mutations in the SCN1A gene of which 12 appeared to be missense mutations with addition of two frameshift-deletions and one in-frame deletion. The distribution of clinical phenotypes in patients carrying SCN1A mutations was as follows: twelve patients had classical DS, three patients had GEFS + syndrome and two relatives of DS patients were suffering from febrile seizures. Conclusions: Our study highlights the phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneities of DS and GEFS + with the important aim of gaining a deeper understanding of SCN1A-related disorders. This study also represents the first genetic analysis of the SCN1A gene in a Hungarian cohort with the DS and GEFS + syndrome phenotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalSeizure
Volume74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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Myoclonic Epilepsy
Epilepsy
Mutation
Population
Genes
Febrile Seizures
Phenotype
NAV1.1 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel
Hospital Distribution Systems
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
Missense Mutation
Research

Keywords

  • Dravet syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • GEFS+ syndrome
  • Novel mutation
  • SCN1A gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Till, Á., Zima, J., Fekete, A., Bene, J., Czakó, M., Szabó, A., ... Hadzsiev, K. (2020). Mutation spectrum of the SCN1A gene in a Hungarian population with epilepsy. Seizure, 74, 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2019.10.019

Mutation spectrum of the SCN1A gene in a Hungarian population with epilepsy. / Till, Ágnes; Zima, Judith; Fekete, Anett; Bene, Judit; Czakó, Márta; Szabó, András; Melegh, Béla; Hadzsiev, Kinga.

In: Seizure, Vol. 74, 01.2020, p. 8-13.

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Till, Ágnes ; Zima, Judith ; Fekete, Anett ; Bene, Judit ; Czakó, Márta ; Szabó, András ; Melegh, Béla ; Hadzsiev, Kinga. / Mutation spectrum of the SCN1A gene in a Hungarian population with epilepsy. In: Seizure. 2020 ; Vol. 74. pp. 8-13.
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