The most common form of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia is caused by mutations in the gene encoding spastin (SPG4), a member of the AAA family of ATPases. In the current study, we designed a denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography based protocol for the analysis of the SPG4 gene. Using this method, we detected two novel missense mutations, 1375A>G (R459G) and 1378C>T (R460C), one previously described five bases deletion (1215_1219del) and three polymorphic changes. This study suggests that denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography would be a fast and reliable tool in the investigation of the molecular defects in the SPG4 gene.
- Spastic paraparesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience