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PLA2G6 Mutations Related to Distinct Phenotypes: A New Case with Early-onset Parkinsonism

Anamika Giri, Gamze Guven, Hasmet Hanagasi, Ann-Kathrin Hauser, Nihan Erginul-Unaltuna, Basar Bilgic, Hakan Gurvit, Peter Heutink, Thomas Gasser, Ebba Lohmann, Javier Simón-Sánchez


Background: PLA2G6-associated neurodegeneration (PLAN) is a recessive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by three distinct phenotypes: infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD), atypical neuroaxonal dystrophy (atypical NAD), and PLA2G6-related dystonia–parkinsonism.

Methods: A consanguineous index case from Turkey was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinsonism at the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. She and her unaffected brother were subjected to whole-genome sequencing.

Results: In this report, we describe a 33-year-old index case with parental consanguinity and early-onset Parkinsonism. Whole-genome sequencing of this individual revealed that a homozygous p.R747W mutation in PLA2G6 segregates with the disease in this family

Discussion: This result supports the importance of prioritizing this gene in mutational analysis of autosomal recessive Parkinsonism, and confirms the clinical heterogeneity of PLAN.


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