PubMed 25645639

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Automatically associated channels: KCNQ1 , Kv11.1 , Kv7.1 , Nav1.5

Title: Further evidence of the association between LQT syndrome and epilepsy in a family with KCNQ1 pathogenic variant.

Authors: Coloma Tiron de Llano, Oscar Campuzano, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Irene Mademont, Monica Coll, Catarina Allegue, Anna Iglesias, Sara Partemi, Pasquale Striano, Antonio Oliva, Ramon Brugada

Journal, date & volume: Seizure, 2015 Feb , 25, 65-7

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Ion channels are expressed both in the heart and in the brain, being advocated as responsible for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy but few pathogenic mutations have been identified. We aim to identify a novel gen associated with channelopathies and epilepsy in a family.We assessed a family showing epilepsy concomitant with LQTS. Index case showed prolonged QT interval. His father suffers of LQT and epilepsy. We performed a direct sequencing analysis of KCNQ1, KCNH2, KCNE1, KCNE2 and SCN5A genes.We identified a non-synonymous heterozygous missense pathogenic mutation (p.L273F) in exon 6 of the KCNQ1 gene. All clinically affected relatives carried the same mutation.We report, for a first time, a KCNQ1 mutation in a family suffering of both phenotypes, suggesting that KCNQ1 genetic variations may confer susceptibility for recurrent seizure activity increasing the risk or lead to sudden death.