Research Highlights

Huge French study of SPG4 HSP

Posted - February 2019 in Research Highlights

New findings made

30-40% genetic diagnosis gap in HSPs

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Need to look elsewhere for full picture of HSP genetics

Neurons more complex than thought

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Prompts new view of how they function

Conventional view of SPG4 cause challenged

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Additional mechanism suggested

New genetic type of HSP discovered

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Associated with joint deformities in the feet and hands

Spinal cord changes in pure HSP

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Matches with leg muscles affected

Damage in SPG4 extends to nerves of the feet

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Measured by lack of sweating response

Spatial relationships different in SPG4 HSP brain

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Size of difference related to clinical disability

New HSP genotypes and phenotypes

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Research from China, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Portugal

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