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RNASET2-deficient cystic leukoencephalopathy resembles congenital cytomegalovirus brain infection

Item Type:Article
Title:RNASET2-deficient cystic leukoencephalopathy resembles congenital cytomegalovirus brain infection
Creators Name:Henneke, M., Diekmann, S., Ohlenbusch, A., Kaiser, J., Engelbrecht, V., Kohlschuetter, A., Kraetzner, R., Madruga-Garrido, M., Mayer, M., Opitz, L., Rodriguez, D., Rueschendorf, F., Schumacher, J., Thiele, H., Thoms, S., Steinfeld, R., Nuernberg, P. and Gaertner, J.
Abstract:Congenital cytomegalovirus brain infection without symptoms at birth can cause a static encephalopathy with characteristic patterns of brain abnormalities. Here we show that loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the RNASET2 glycoprotein lead to cystic leukoencephalopathy, an autosomal recessive disorder with an indistinguishable clinical and neuroradiological phenotype. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection and RNASET2 deficiency may both interfere with brain development and myelination through angiogenesis or RNA metabolism.
Keywords:Brain, Brain Diseases, Central Nervous System Cysts, Cytomegalovirus Infections, Hereditary Central Nervous System Demyelinating Diseases, Molecular Sequence Data, Mutation, Ribonucleases, Tumor Suppressor Proteins
Source:Nature Genetics
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Page Range:773-775
Date:July 2009
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.398
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