Research Highlights

Overview of the HSPs

Posted - December 2018 in Research Highlights

Call for new classification

Complex new disease includes HSP

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Gene not previously linked to disease

Potential treatment for SPG2 type HSP

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Good result from mice study

NIPA1 (SPG6) gene also associated with MND

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Mutational repeats key factor

AAA syndrome presenting as complicated HSP

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Genetic test to support clinical assessment

SPG11 unresponsive to l-dopa treatment

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Damage may be more widespread than thought

HSP mechanism research accelerates

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6 studies reviewed covering 5 HSP genes 

New HSP genotypes and phenotypes

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Research from Italy, UK, Portugal, USA, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea

Value of stem cell models of HSP

Posted - September 2018 in Research Highlights

Discovery of potential treatments

Review of status of HSP knowledge

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Supports current direction towards clinical trials

Lysosome recycling problems in SPG11 HSP

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More understanding of the pathway involved

HSP types and patterns similar globally

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Large study in China confirms previous findings

New findings on SPG54 HSP

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Mitochondria now implicated

New HSP genotypes and phenotypes

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Research from China, Japan, Germany, Turkey and Australia

Mitochondrial impairment studied in SPG15 & 48 HSP

Posted - June 2018 in Research Highlights

Function restored with treatment in lab experiments

SPG10 HSP gene now linked with Motor Neurone Disease

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Previously linked to Charcot Marie Tooth

New HSP gene ACO2 discovered

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Associated with recessive complicated HSP

Mechanism of AP-4 related HSPs investigated

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AP-4 deficiency underlies four types of HSP

SPAST mutation affects adjacent gene

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Combined effect causes complicated HSP

EPT1 mutation causes complicated HSP

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Affects myelin sheath that covers nerves