Epilepsy genetics: an abundance of riches for biologists.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Twenty-five genes have been identified in which mutations cause epileptic seizures in mice. The gene for a Na+/H+ exchanger has recently been found to underlie the spontaneous mutant slow wave epilepsy. Studies of such mutants should help elucidate the mechanisms that control neuronal excitability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McNamara, JO; Puranam, RS

Published Date

  • February 26, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • R168 - R170

PubMed ID

  • 9501059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70102-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England