Absence of Mutation Enrichment for Genes Phylogenetically Conserved in the Olivocerebellar Motor Circuitry in a Cohort of Canadian Essential Tremor Cases.

TitleAbsence of Mutation Enrichment for Genes Phylogenetically Conserved in the Olivocerebellar Motor Circuitry in a Cohort of Canadian Essential Tremor Cases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuteursSchmouth, J-F, Houle, G, Ambalavanan, A, Leblond, CS, Spiegelman, D, Laurent, SB, Bourassa, CV, Panisset, M, Chouinard, S, Dupré, N, Vilariño-Güell, C, Rajput, A, Dion, PA, Rouleau, GA
JournalMol Neurobiol
Date Published2018 Oct 12
ISSN1559-1182
Abstract

Essential Tremor is a prevalent neurological disorder of unknown etiology. Studies suggest that genetic factors contribute to this pathology. To date, no causative mutations in a gene have been reproducibly reported. All three structures of the olivocerebellar motor circuitry have been linked to Essential Tremor. We postulated that genes enriched for their expression in the olivocerebellar circuitry would be more susceptible to harbor mutations in Essential Tremor patients. A list of 11 candidate genes, enriched for their expression in the olivocerebellar circuitry, was assessed for their variation spectrum and frequency in a cohort of Canadian Essential Tremor cases. Our results from this list of 11 candidate genes do not support an association for Essential Tremor in our cohort of Canadian cases. The heterogenic nature of ET and modest size of the cohort used in this study are two confounding factors that could explain these results.

DOI10.1007/s12035-018-1369-1
Alternate JournalMol. Neurobiol.
PubMed ID30315477
Grant List332971 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Foundation Scheme Grant /