The epsilon-sarcoglycan gene in myoclonic syndromes

E. M. Valente, M. J. Edwards, P. Mir, A. DiGiorgio, S. Salvi, M. Davis, N. Russo, M. Bozi, H. T. Kim, G. Pennisi, N. Quinn, B. Dallapiccola, Kailash P. Bhatia

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Mutations in the epsilon-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE) are associated with familial myoclonus dystonia, but the full spectrum of the phenotype may not be fully defined. We screened 58 individuals with a range of myoclonic/dystonic syndromes for SGCE mutations. We found mutations (four of them novel) in six (21%) of the 29 patients with essential myoclonus and myoclonic dystonia, but did not find mutations in the 29 patients with other phenotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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