John Libbey Eurotext

Molecular genetics of the idiopathic epilepsies: the next steps Volume 2, numéro 4, Décembre 2000

Epilepsy Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Austin & Repatriation, Medical Centre, Banksia Street, Heidelberg West, Victoria 3081, Australia
  • Page(s) : 179-81
  • Année de parution : 2001

Progress to date Currently there are six genes established as causative for idiopathic epilepsy syndromes (table) and all code for ion channel subunits [1, 3-8]. In addition, a number of other syndromes have been mapped, but the specific genetic defects await identification [9]. These discoveries have shown that the idiopathic epilepsies are, at least in part, a family of channelopathies. This fundamental observation is driving [...]