Bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria (BFPP) is a genetic disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance that causes a cortical malformation. Our brain has folds in the cortex to increase surface area called gyri and patients with polymicrogyri have an increase number of folds and smaller folds than usual. Polymicrogyria is defined as a cerebral malformation of cortical development in which the normal gyral pattern of the surface of the brain is replaced by an excessive number of small, fused gyri separated by shallow sulci and abnormal cortical lamination. From ongoing research, mutation in GPR56, a member of the adhesion G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family, results in BFPP. These mutations are located in different regions of the protein without any evidence of a relationship between the position of the mutation and phenotypic severity. It is also found that GPR56 plays a role in cortical pattering. The GPR56 is grouped in the B family of GPCRs. This GPCR group have long N termini ...
We evaluated the diagnostic capability of a multimodal spectroscopic approach for classifying normal brain tissue and epileptogenic focal cortical dysplasia in children. We employed fluorescence spectroscopy at two excitation wavelengths (378 nm and 445 nm) and Raman spectroscopy (at 785 nm excitation) for acquiring fluorescence and Raman spectra from 10 normal brains, 16 focal cortical dysplasia specimens and 1 cortical tuber tissue sites using a custom-built multimodal optical point spectroscopic system. We used principal component analysis combined with leave-one-sample-out-cross-validation for tissue classification. The study resulted in 100% sensitivity and 90% specificity using the information obtained from fluorescence at two distinct wavelengths and Raman spectroscopy for discriminating normal brain tissue and focal cortical dysplasia. Our results demonstrate that this methodology has the potential to be applied clinically for the detection of focal cortical dysplasia and can help to ...
Schizencephaly is an uncommon congenital disorder of cerebral cortical development. Although a well-recognized cause of seizures and developmental deficits in children, previous reports describe the range of neurode-velopmental outcome in only 47 patients. We report the clinical and cranial imaging features of 47 children with unilateral open-lip (171, unilateral closed-lip (121, bilateral open-lip (121, and bilateral closed-lip (6) schizencephaly, as defined radiologically. The schizencephalic cleft occurred more often in the anterior than in the posterior neocortex. Children with closed-lip schizencephaly presented with hemiparesis or motor delay whereas patients with open-lip schizencephaly presented with hydrocephalus or seizures. Forty-three patients (91%) had associated cerebral developmental anomalies, most commonly absence of the septum pellucidum (45%) and focal cortical dysplasia (40%). There was a history of seizures in 57% of cases, a third of which were classified as difficult to ...
Cortical dysplasia is associated with intractable epilepsy and developmental delay in young children. Recent work with the rat freeze-induced focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) model has demonstrated that hyperexcitability in the dysplastic cortex is due in part to higher levels of extracellular glutamate. Astrocyte glutamate transporters play a pivotal role in cortical maintaining extracellular glutamate concentrations. Here we examined the function of astrocytic glutamate transporters in a FCD model in rats. Neocortical freeze lesions were made in postnatal day (PN) 1 rat pups and whole cell electrophysiological recordings and biochemical studies were performed at PN 21-28. Synaptically evoked glutamate transporter currents in astrocytes showed a near 10-fold reduction in amplitude compared to sham operated controls. Astrocyte glutamate transporter currents from lesioned animals were also significantly reduced when challenged exogenously applied glutamate. Reduced astrocytic glutamate transport ...
Transmantle sign is only rarely seen in Type I focal cortical dysplasia, and usually implies a Taylor type (Type II) malformation.
Schizencephaly (from Greek skhizein, meaning to split, and enkephalos, meaning brain) is a rare birth defect characterized by abnormal clefts lined with grey matter that form the ependyma of the cerebral ventricles to the pia mater. These clefts can occur bilaterally or unilaterally. Common clinical features of this malformation include epilepsy, motor deficits, and psychomotor retardation. Schizencephaly can be distinguished from porencephaly by the fact that in schizencephaly the fluid-filled component, if present, is entirely lined by heterotopic grey matter while a porencephalic cyst is lined mostly by white matter. Individuals with clefts in both hemispheres, or bilateral clefts, are often developmentally delayed and have delayed speech and language skills and corticospinal dysfunction. Individuals with smaller, unilateral clefts (clefts in one hemisphere) may be weak or paralyzed on one side of the body and may have average or near-average intelligence. Patients with schizencephaly may ...
Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental birth defect characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. Babies with clefts in both hemispheres (called bilateral clefts) commonly have developmental delays, delays in speech and language skills, and problems with brain-spinal cord communication. Individuals with clefts in only one hemisphere (called unilateral clefts) are often paralyzed on one side of the body, but may have average to near-average intelligence. Individuals with schizencephaly may also have an abnormally small head, cognitive delay and impairment, partial or complete paralysis, or poor muscle tone. Most will experience seizures. Some individuals may have an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain called hydrocephalus ...
Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental disorder characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the brains cerebral hemispheres.
• We studied three patients with schizencephaly and related the results of comprehensive neuropsychologic and speech/language assessments to the severity and lo
COL4A1-related disorders are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Most individuals diagnosed with a COL4A1-related disorder have an affected parent. The proportion of cases caused by a de novopathogenic variant is estimated to be at least 27%. Each child of an individual with a COL4A1-related disorder has a 50% chance of inheriting the pathogenic variant. Prenatal diagnosis is possible for pregnancies at increased risk if the pathogenic variant in the family is known.. TUBA1A mutation. Polymicrogyria refers to an excessive number of small gyri separated by shallow sulci, giving the surface of the cortex its characteristic lumpy appearance. Polymicrogyria can be focal or diffuse, unilateral or bilateral. Unilateral involvement may be associated with variable cognitive impairment, congenital hemiparesis, focal seizures83, and visual field defects84. Deletion of 22q11.2 has been found to be associated with polymicrogyria and seems to have a predisposition for the right ...
J.S. Lim, R. Gopalappa, S.H. Kim, S. Ramakrishna, M. Lee, W.-I. Kim, J. Kim, S.M. Park, J. Lee, J.-H. Oh, H.D. Kim, C.-H. Park, J.S. Lee, S. Kim, D.S. Kim, J.M. Han, H.-C. Kang, H. Kim, and J.H. Lee, Somatic mutation in TSC1 and TSC2 cause focal cortical dysplasia, The American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 100, issue 3, pp. 454-472, 2 Mar 2017 ...
Baby Luke was born with a rare brain malformation called polymicrogyria. He was diagnosed before he was even born, giving his family the opportunity to learn about the disorder, and be fully prepared to care for Luke after he arrived. Luke is cared for by a team of specialists with the Fetal Care Center.. ...
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Polymicrogyria is a brain malformation due to abnormal cortical organization. Two histological types, unlayered or four-layered can be distinguished. Polymicrogyria is a rare manifestation of chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome. We report two boys with chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome and polymicrogyria, and describe the neuropathological features of the malformation in one of them. Clinical examinations, EEG, brain MRI, chromosomal analysis with FISH, and neuropathological studies of surgically resected cortical tissue were performed. Both patients showed severe developmental delay with cardiovascular malformations and one of them had drug resistant epilepsy. Polymicrogyria was found in the frontal, parietal, and temporal areas, unilaterally in one patient and bilaterally in the other. Histology revealed four-layered polymicrogyria. The pathogenesis of polymicrogyria in 22q11 deletion syndrome is discussed.
Seventeen patients with cortical dysplasia who had surgical resection for medically intractable partial epilepsy were studied. Compared with two groups of surgically treated patients with intractable epilepsy due to tumour (n = 20) and mesial temporal sclerosis (n = 40), patients with cortical dysplasia showed significantly more frequent extratemporal lesions, more frequent non-epileptiform EEG abnormalities and less favourable surgical outcome for seizure control. Patients with cortical dysplasia were younger at onset of seizures and had a lower detection rate of CT abnormalities compared with the tumour group, and lower IQ compared with the mesial temporal sclerosis group. MRI was abnormal in five of seven patients. Six patients became seizure-free or almost seizure-free but eight did not experience relief of seizures. Surgical outcome related to the extent of pathology but not to the histological abnormality. Lesions outside the temporal and frontal lobes were correlated with poor surgical ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Age-related clinical and neurophysiologic characteristics of intractable epilepsy associated with cortical malformation. AU - Kobayashi, Katsuhiro. AU - Ohtsuka, Y.. AU - Ohno, S.. AU - Tanaka, A.. AU - Hiraki, Y.. AU - Oka, E.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - Purpose: To elucidate the relationship between the characteristics of cortical malformation (CM) and those of associated epilepsy, and also to investigate the prognostic value of the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings for the seizure and mental outcome. Methods: We studied 41 patients with CM and epilepsy, and the patients were divided according to the age at onset of epilepsy into two groups: one group of 15 patients with very early onset before age 3 months, and the other group of 26 patients with onset at 3 months or later. Statistical relationship was examined between the types of dysplastic lesions demonstrated by MRI and the age at onset of epilepsy. The effects of the onset age and the features of CM ...
OBJECTIVE: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a common cause of medically intractable epilepsy in children. Epilepsy surgery has been a valuable treatment option to achieve seizure freedom in these intractable epilepsy patients. We aimed to present long-term surgical outcome, in relation to pathological severity, and to assess predictive factors of epilepsy surgery in pediatric isolated FCD. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 58 children and adolescents, with FCD International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) task force classification types I and II, who underwent resective epilepsy surgery and were followed for at least 2 years after surgery ...
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One of the most frequent causes of drug-resistant epilepsy, considered a difficult disease to control, is a brain malformation known as focal cortical dysplasia.
A variant of uncertain significance has been identified in the DEPDC5 gene. The Y281F variant has been reported previously in a child with infantile spasms, speech delay, hemiparesis, and focal cortical dysplasia, in addition to the childs father with unclassified epilepsy and sister with multifocal epilepsy; however, functional studies were not performed (Carvill et al., 2015). The Y281F variant is observed in 3/24008 (0.01%) alleles from individuals of African background in large population cohorts (Lek et al., 2016). The Y281F variant is a non-conservative amino acid substitution, which is likely to impact secondary protein structure as these residues differ in polarity, charge, size and/or other properties. In-silico analyses, including protein predictors and evolutionary conservation, support a deleterious effect. Based on the currently available information, it is unclear whether this variant is a pathogenic variant or a rare benign variant ...
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This is a report of the CAT-scan and MRI characteristics in 14 patients with anomalies of neuronal migration. There were 3 cases of heterotopia of the gray matter, 2 cases of agyria, 3 cases of pachygyria, 2 cases of schizencephaly and 4 cases of hemimegalencephaly. The primary advantages of MRI in comparison with CAT-scanning, are better contrast between the white and gray matter; better delineation of the cerebral cortex and the possibility of direct mutiplanar imaging. NMRI will become the investigation of choice in children with epilepsy or psychomotor retardation ...
Adab N, Kini U, Vinten J, Ayres J, Baker G, Clayton-Smith J, Coyle H, Fryer A, Gorry J, Gregg J, Mawer G, Nicolaides P, Pickering L, Tunnicliffe L, Chadwick DW. (2004) The longer term outcome of children born to mothers with epilepsy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 75:1575-1583 ...
A genetic defect causing autism and epilepsy involving the contactin associatedprotein-like 2 gene (CNTNAP2) has been discovered in a selected cohort of Amishchildren. These children were found to have focal seizures and autisticregression. Surgical biopsy of the anterior temporal lobe of two such childrenrevealed cortical dysplasia and a single nucleotide polymorphismmutation of this gene. The present case is that of a related but geographically distant probandwith a similar phenotype but a single-base-pair deletion in the CNTNAP2 gene.This patient exhibited the additional features of periventricular leukomalaciaand hepatomegaly ...
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The size of the prefrontal cortex has increased dramatically in primates compared to other vertebrates and its evolutionary expansion mirrors the development of...
Recessive mutations in RTTN, encoding the protein rotatin, were originally identified as cause of polymicrogyria, a cortical malformation. With time, a wide variety of other brain malformations has been ascribed to RTTN mutations, including primary microcephaly. Rotatin is a centrosomal protein possibly involved in centriolar elongation and ciliogenesis. However, the function of rotatin in brain development is largely unknown and the molecular disease mechanism underlying cortical malformations has not yet been elucidated. We performed both clinical and cell biological studies, aimed at clarifying rotatin function and pathogenesis. Review of the 23 published and five unpublished clinical cases and genomic mutations, including the effect of novel deep intronic pathogenic mutations on RTTN transcripts, allowed us to extrapolate the core phenotype, consisting of intellectual disability, short stature, microcephaly, lissencephaly, periventricular heterotopia, polymicrogyria and other malformations. ...
Epilepsy affects a significant number of children in the United States. The majority of patients achieve control of their seizures by conventional treatment strategies including medications. However, one third of patients do not achieve satisfactory seizure control with medications alone. Ketogenic diet and lifestyle modifications may also be tried. In some of these children, the seizure focus can be localized to one area of the brain and the seizures are resistant to conservative treatment strategies. These children may have subtle structural/developmental abnormalities in their brain, the most frequent of which is focal cortical dysplasia. These are localized areas of abnormal lamination of the cerebral cortex that can be extremely subtle and difficult to detect, even with state of the art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). More importantly, these lesions may be amenable to surgical resection resulting in marked decrease in frequency or even resolution of seizures.. MRI is a noninvasive imaging ...
p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) is a serine/threonine kinase known to be activated by the Rho family small GTPases and to play a key role in cytoskeletal reorganization, spine morphology and synaptic plasticity. PAK1 is also implicated in a number of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, including autism, intellectual disability and Alzheimers disease. However, the role of PAK1 in early brain development remains unknown. In this study, we employed genetic manipulations to investigate the role of PAK1 in the cerebral cortical development in mice. We showed that compared to the wild type littermates, PAK1 knockout mice have a reduction in the number of pyramidal neurons in several layers of the cerebral cortex, which is associated with a smaller pool of neural progenitor cells and impaired neuronal migration. These results suggest that PAK1 regulates cortical development by promoting the proliferation of neural progenitor cells and facilitating the migration of these neurons to specific
Rare MALFORMATIONS OF CORTICAL DEVELOPMENT, GROUP I characterized by the enlargement of one side of the brain. It is associated with seizures, partial paralysis, and mental retardation ...
Angelina was admitted to CHOCs NICU and evaluated by neonatologist Dr. John Tran, of CHOCs neurocritical NICU. Special rooms of CHOCs NICU are designated for the neurocritical NICU, where neonatologists and neurologists have the expertise and equipment to carefully treat babies with neurological issues.. An MRI showed that Angelina had polymicrogyria, a condition characterized by abnormal brain development. Johanna and Graham had never heard of this condition and had a hard time processing the diagnosis. Then they met with Dr. Donald Phillips, a pediatric neurologist at CHOC.. He explained to the family that typically, the surface of the brain has many ridges and folds, called gyri. In babies born with polymicrogyria, their brain surface has too many folds that are too small to process information received, which leads to problems with body functioning, similar to the effect a stroke can have on the brain.. Dr. Tran explained the spectrum of care for polymicrogyria. Some patients are ...
The developing nervous system also provides an excellent illustration of the role of dose-response relationships in susceptibility. For example, classic studies with radiation exposures in the rat have shown steep dose-response relationships for brain malformations where a doubling of dose (50-100 rads) on day 9 of rodent gestation can cause a greater than 4-fold increase in rat brain malformations (9-41% incidence). At 200 rads, a 78% incidence of brain malformations was observed. On day 10, one day later in gestation, exposure to 50 rads does not produce brain malformations. Exposure to 100 rads produces only a 3% incidence, but exposure to 200 rads produces a 19% incidence. If exposure occurs earlier, on day 8, neither exposure to 50 nor 100 rads produces brain malformations. These observations convey the significance of evaluating both the dose and the timing of exposure to determine the stage and process of development that will be impacted. The relevancy of these observations is known for ...
Nearly half a million children in America have pediatric epilepsy. What can be done to help them? We talk with physician-researcher Dave Clarke.
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Genes for epileptogenesis include a broad range of molecules regulating brain assembly, activity, and cell death. The underlying human epilepsy syndromes discovered to date can be provisionally divided into three broad categories. The first category includes developmental cortical malformations and cellular migration disturbances leading to early structural changes in neural connectivity. The second category consists of dynamic excitability defects in neuronal ion channels, receptors, and the regulation of synaptic transmission. The third category comprises errors of cellular homeostasis and intermediary metabolism leading to oxidative deficiency, aberrant proteolysis, and neurodegeneration. Spontaneous mutations and targeted mutagenesis in experimental models reveal an even more extensive array of genes associated with epilepsy that affect synaptogenesis, vesicle release, and neuroplasticity.. ...
M.K. Bakhshandeh Bali, Mahmoud R. Ashrafi, Seyedeh Mohadeseh Taheri Otaghsara, Mohammad M. Nasehi, Eznollah Azargashb, Parvaneh Karimzadeh, and Mohammad Ghofrani ...
Barak, Tanyeri, Kwan, Kenneth Y, Louvi, Angeliki, Demirbilek, Veysi, Saygi, Serap, Tuysuz, Beyhan, Choi, Murim, Boyaci, Huseyin, Doerschner, Katja, Zhu, Ying, Kaymakcalan, Hande, Yilmaz, Saliha, Bakircioglu, Mehmet, Caglayan, Ahmet Okay, Ozturk, Ali Kemal, Yasuno, Katsuhito, Brunken, William J, Atalar, Ergin, Yalcinkaya, Cengiz, Dincer, Alp, Bronen, Richard A, Mane, Shrikant, Ozcelik, Tayfun, Lifton, Richard P, Sestan, Nenad, Bilguvar, Kaya and Gunel, Murat, Recessive LAMC3 mutations cause malformations of occipital cortical development in Nature Genetics 2011, 43:590-594 ...
Polymicrogyrie Bilaterale Perisylvius Polymicrogyrie (BPP) (Aangeboren Perisylvius Syndroom) (Congenital Perisylvian Syndrome) (Worster-Drought Syndroom) - Bilaterale Frontopari tiale Polymicrogyrie (BFPP) - Bilaterale Parasagittale Pari to-occipitale Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Posterior Pari tale Polymicrogyrie (BPPP) - Bilaterale Parti le Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Mesiale Occipitale Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Diffuse Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Pari to-occipitale Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Parasagittale Polymicrogyrie - Bilaterale Frontale Polymicrogyrie - Unilaterale Perisylvian Polymicrogyrie (Multilobularis Polymicrogyrie ...
Polymicrogyria (PMG) and periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) are two developmental brain malformations that have been described independently in multiple syndromes. Clinically, they present with epilepsy and developmental handicaps in both children and adults. Here we describe their occurrence together as the two major findings in a group of at least three cortical malformation syndromes. We identified 30 patients as having both PNH and PMG on brain imaging, reviewed clinical data and brain imaging studies (or neuropathology summary) for all, and performed mutation analysis of FLNA in nine patients. The group was divided into three subtypes based on brain imaging findings. The frontal-perisylvian PNH-PMG subtype included eight patients (seven males and one female) between 2 days and 10 years of age. It was characterized by PNH lining the lateral body and frontal horns of the lateral ventricles and by PMG most severe in the posterior frontal and perisylvian areas, occasionally with ...
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In a new study published in Neuron, a team from Boston Childrens Hospital led by NYSCF - Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Maria Lehtinen, PhD, discovered that a gene called SCN3A (which regulates a sodium channel) plays a significant role in brain and oral motor development.. The team studied patients with polymicrogyria, a disease resulting from mutations in SCN3A. MRI scans revealed that these patients had smaller, malformed brain folds in areas that control speech and language, often leading to difficulty articulating words and a delay in language skills. The team then mutated SCN3A in the brains of newborn ferrets and observed that the ferrets also showed abnormal brain folding and cortical development.. Sodium channels are important because they help neurons send signals to each other. Many mutations in sodium channels lead to epilepsy, but patients with polymicrogyria are rarely epileptic. The team believes that polymicrogyria differs from other sodium channel-related diseases (like ...
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mouse selectively deleted for the Tsc2 gene from radial glial progenitor cells in the developing cerebral cortex and hippocampus are severely runted, develop post-natal megalencephaly and die between 3 and 4 weeks of age with cortical and hippocampal lamination defects, hippocampal heterotopias, enlarged dysplastic neurons and glia, abnormal myelination and an astrocytosis ( ...
From NCBI Gene:. The protein encoded by this gene is a kinesin heavy chain subunit involved in the transport of cargo within the central nervous system. The encoded protein, which acts as a tetramer by associating with another heavy chain and two light chains, interacts with protein kinase CK2. Mutations in this gene have been associated with complex cortical dysplasia with other brain malformations-2. Two transcript variants, one protein-coding and the other non-protein coding, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2015]. From UniProt: ...
Just recently at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) I gave a talk on the genetics underlying autism titled, Genetics Studies Indicate that Disturbances in Premigratory Neuroblast Maturation Are Core Features in the Neuropathology of Autism. In short, the major point of the talk was to stress the importance and vulnerability of the earliest…
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