Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation

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Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of hereditary (predominantly autosomal recessive) progressive disorders of the CNS with a common feature of iron accumulation in basal ganglia and characteristic MRI image. By now, nine genes responsible for different NBIA are known, and some of these genes cause the development of several allelic phenotypes. In the review, current data on NBIA clinical and molecular genetic aspects, particularly on recently discovered forms and atypical clinical variants, are summarized.

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G. E. Rudenskaya

Research Center Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

E. Yu. Zakharova

Research Center Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow)

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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