- Childhood disorders of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA)
Manju A Kurian
Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Dev Med Child Neurol 53:394-404. 2011
- Clinical and molecular characterisation of hereditary dopamine transporter deficiency syndrome: an observational cohort and experimental study
Manju A Kurian
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, University of Birmingham School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research, and Centre for Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Lancet Neurol 10:54-62. 2011
- Dopamine transporter deficiency syndrome: phenotypic spectrum from infancy to adulthood
1 Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Brain 137:1107-19. 2014
- Homozygous loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the dopamine transporter are associated with infantile parkinsonism-dystonia
Manju A Kurian
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, University of Birmingham School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research, Birmingham, United Kingdom
J Clin Invest 119:1595-603. 2009
..Identification of the molecular basis of IPD suggests SLC6A3 as a candidate susceptibility gene for other movement disorders associated with parkinsonism and/or dystonic features...
- A novel PCFT gene mutation (p.Cys66LeufsX99) causing hereditary folate malabsorption
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Mol Genet Metab 99:325-8. 2010
..194dupG) at a mononucleotide repeat in exon 1 predicted to result in a truncated protein (p.Cys66LeufsX99). This report extends current knowledge on the phenotypic manifestations of HFM and the PCFT mutation spectrum...
- Clinical features of childhood-onset paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia with PRRT2 gene mutations
Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
Dev Med Child Neurol 55:327-34. 2013
..To define better the phenotype and genotype of familial and sporadic cases of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) caused by mutations in the PRRT2 gene presenting in the paediatric age group...
- Loss-of-function mutations in RAB18 cause Warburg micro syndrome
Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Centre for Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Am J Hum Genet 88:499-507. 2011
..Knockdown of rab18 in zebrafish suggests that it might have a conserved developmental role. Our findings imply that RAB18 has a critical role in human brain and eye development and neurodegeneration...
- Phospholipase C beta 1 deficiency is associated with early-onset epileptic encephalopathy
Manju A Kurian
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, University of Birmingham School of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research, Birmingham, UK
Brain 133:2964-70. 2010
..Thus, the discovery of a phospholipase C-β 1 mutation allows us to propose a novel potential underlying mechanism in early-onset epileptic encephalopathy...
- The genetic landscape of the epileptic encephalopathies of infancy and childhood
Molecular Neurosciences, Developmental Neurosciences Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Lancet Neurol 15:304-16. 2016
..These findings underpin the development of targeted therapies, which are essential to improve the outcome of these devastating disorders. ..
- Severe infantile epileptic encephalopathy due to mutations in PLCB1: expansion of the genotypic and phenotypic disease spectrum
Neurosciences Unit, Developmental Neurosciences, University College London, Institute of Child Health, London, UK Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Dev Med Child Neurol 56:1124-8. 2014
..PLCB1-EIEE is now reported in a number of different EIEE phenotypes and our report provides further evidence for phenotypic pleiotropy encountered in early infantile epilepsy syndromes...
- Migrating partial seizures of infancy: expansion of the electroclinical, radiological and pathological disease spectrum
Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Brain 136:1578-91. 2013
..Comparative genomic hybridization array, SCN1A testing and genetic testing for other currently known early infantile epileptic encephalopathy genes (including PLCB1 and SLC25A22) was non-informative for the rest of the cohort...
- Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) and PLA2G6-associated neurodegeneration (PLAN): review of two major neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) phenotypes
Manju A Kurian
Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom Electronic address
Int Rev Neurobiol 110:49-71. 2013
..In this chapter, we describe the clinical, radiological, and genetic features of these two disorders and also discuss the pathophysiological mechanisms postulated to play a role in disease pathogenesis. ..
- What is new for monoamine neurotransmitter disorders?
Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
J Inherit Metab Dis 37:619-26. 2014
..We also provide an overview of current and future research in the field focused on developing novel treatment strategies. ..
- Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) analysis is an effective tool for the detection of novel intragenic PLA2G6 mutations: implications for molecular diagnosis
West Midlands Regional Genetic Service, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Metchley Park Lane, Birmingham, UK
Mol Genet Metab 100:207-12. 2010
..5% of PLA2G6 mutations. MLPA should thus be employed to detect CNVs of PLA2G6 in patients who show clinical features of PLAN but in whom both disease-causing mutations cannot be identified on routine sequencing...