PubMed 24659627

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Automatically associated channels: Nav1 , Nav1.1

Title: Confirming an expanded spectrum of SCN2A mutations: a case series.

Authors: Dena Matalon, Ethan Goldberg, Livija Medne, Eric D Marsh

Journal, date & volume: Epileptic Disord, 2014 Mar , 16, 13-8

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Mutations in sodium channel genes are highly associated with epilepsy. Mutation of SCN1A, the gene encoding the voltage gated sodium channel (VGSC) alpha subunit type 1 (Nav1.1), causes Dravet syndrome spectrum disorders. Mutations in SCN2A have been identified in patients with benign familial neonatal-infantile epilepsy (BFNIE), generalised epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+), and a small number of reported cases of other infantile-onset severe intractable epilepsy. Here, we report three patients with infantile-onset severe intractable epilepsy found to have de novo mutations in SCN2A. While a causal role for these mutations cannot be directly established, these findings contribute to growing evidence that mutation of SCN2A is associated with a range of epilepsy phenotypes including severe infantile-onset epilepsy.