Based on our previous finding of the p.A382T founder mutation in ALS patients with concomitant parkinsonism in the Sardinian population, we hypothesized that the same variant may underlie Parkinson's disease (PD) and/or other forms of degenerative parkinsonism on this Mediterranean island. We screened a cohort of 611 patients with PD (544 cases) and other forms of degenerative parkinsonism (67 cases) and 604 unrelated controls for the c.1144G > A (p.A382T) missense mutation of the TARDBP gene. The p.A382T mutation was identified in nine patients with parkinsonism. Of these, five (0.9 % of PD patients) presented a typical PD (two with familiar forms), while four patients (6.0 % of all other forms of parkinsonism) presented a peculiar clinical presentation quite different from classical atypical parkinsonism with an overlap of extrapyramidal-pyramidal-cognitive clinical signs. The mutation was found in eight Sardinian controls (1.3 %) consistent with a founder mutation in the island population. Our findings suggest that the clinical presentation of the p.A382T TARDBP gene mutation may include forms of parkinsonism in which the extrapyramidal signs are the crucial core of the disease at onset. These forms can present PSP or CBD-like clinical signs, with bulbar and/or extrabulbar pyramidal signs and cognitive impairment. No evidence of association has been found between TARDBP gene mutation and typical PD. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

The p.A382T TARDBP gene mutation in Sardinian patients affected by Parkinson's disease and other degenerative parkinsonisms / Cannas, A.; Borghero, G.; Floris, G. L.; Solla, P.; Chio, A.; Traynor, B. J.; Calvo, A.; Restagno, G.; Majounie, E.; Costantino, E.; Piras, V.; Lavra, L.; Pani, C.; Orofino, G.; Di Stefano, F.; Tacconi, P.; Mascia, M. M.; Muroni, A.; Murru, M. R.; Tranquilli, S.; Corongiu, D.; Rolesu, M.; Cuccu, S.; Marrosu, F.; Marrosu, M. G.. - In: NEUROGENETICS. - ISSN 1364-6745. - 14:2(2013), pp. 161-166. [10.1007/s10048-013-0360-2]

The p.A382T TARDBP gene mutation in Sardinian patients affected by Parkinson's disease and other degenerative parkinsonisms

Solla P.;
2013

Abstract

Based on our previous finding of the p.A382T founder mutation in ALS patients with concomitant parkinsonism in the Sardinian population, we hypothesized that the same variant may underlie Parkinson's disease (PD) and/or other forms of degenerative parkinsonism on this Mediterranean island. We screened a cohort of 611 patients with PD (544 cases) and other forms of degenerative parkinsonism (67 cases) and 604 unrelated controls for the c.1144G > A (p.A382T) missense mutation of the TARDBP gene. The p.A382T mutation was identified in nine patients with parkinsonism. Of these, five (0.9 % of PD patients) presented a typical PD (two with familiar forms), while four patients (6.0 % of all other forms of parkinsonism) presented a peculiar clinical presentation quite different from classical atypical parkinsonism with an overlap of extrapyramidal-pyramidal-cognitive clinical signs. The mutation was found in eight Sardinian controls (1.3 %) consistent with a founder mutation in the island population. Our findings suggest that the clinical presentation of the p.A382T TARDBP gene mutation may include forms of parkinsonism in which the extrapyramidal signs are the crucial core of the disease at onset. These forms can present PSP or CBD-like clinical signs, with bulbar and/or extrabulbar pyramidal signs and cognitive impairment. No evidence of association has been found between TARDBP gene mutation and typical PD. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
The p.A382T TARDBP gene mutation in Sardinian patients affected by Parkinson's disease and other degenerative parkinsonisms / Cannas, A.; Borghero, G.; Floris, G. L.; Solla, P.; Chio, A.; Traynor, B. J.; Calvo, A.; Restagno, G.; Majounie, E.; Costantino, E.; Piras, V.; Lavra, L.; Pani, C.; Orofino, G.; Di Stefano, F.; Tacconi, P.; Mascia, M. M.; Muroni, A.; Murru, M. R.; Tranquilli, S.; Corongiu, D.; Rolesu, M.; Cuccu, S.; Marrosu, F.; Marrosu, M. G.. - In: NEUROGENETICS. - ISSN 1364-6745. - 14:2(2013), pp. 161-166. [10.1007/s10048-013-0360-2]
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