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ERIC Number: EJ891892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1622
A Novel Microdeletion in 1(p34.2p34.3), Involving the "SLC2A1" ("GLUT1") Gene, and Severe Delayed Development
Vermeer, Sascha; Koolen, David A; Visser, Gepke; Brackel, Hein J. L.; van der Burgt, Ineke; de Leeuw, Nicole; Willemsen, Michel A. A. P.; Sistermans, Erik A.; Pfundt, Rolph; de Vries, Bert B. A.
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, v49 n5 p380-384 May 2007
A "de novo" 4.1-megabase microdeletion of chromosome 1p34.2p34.3 has been identified by array-based comparative genomic hybridization in a young male with severely delayed development, microcephaly, pronounced hypotonia, and facial dysmorphism. The deleted region encompasses 48 genes, among them the glucose transporter 1 ("SLC2A1" or "GLUT1") gene. The deletion of the GLUT1 gene was in line with the abnormal ratio of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose to blood glucose, indicative of GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (MIM #606777). GLUT1 deficiency syndrome is characterized by therapy-resistant infantile seizures, developmental delay, acquired microcephaly, spasticity, ataxia, and a low concentration of glucose in the CSF. It is known that a ketogenic diet can lead to better control of seizures. This case study shows that identifying a microdeletion as the cause of learning disability is not only important for genetic counselling but might also lead to therapeutic intervention. (Contains 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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