Sarah Weckhuysen and colleagues report a study based on targeted sequencing of the genes encoding the components of the GATOR1 (DEPDC5, NPRL2, and NPRL3) and GATOR2 (MIOS, SEC13, SEH1L, WDR24, and WDR59) complex in European probands with focal epilepsy with or without focal cortical dysplasia. They identified four pathogenic variants in DEPDC5, two in NPRL2, and one in NPRL3 and showed hyperactivation of the mTORC1 pathway in brain tissue from patients with NPRL2 and NPRL3 mutations.
Weckhuysen, Sarah et al. Epilepsia.
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