Familial isolated vitamin E deficiency

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Familial isolated vitamin e deficiency
Other namesAtaxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
Familial isolated vitamin e deficiency has an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.
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Familial Isolated Vitamin E Deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease.[1][2][3][4] Symptoms are similar to those of Friedreich ataxia.


Familial Isolated Vitamin E Deficiency is caused by mutations in the gene for a-tocopherol transfer protein.[5]



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  1. ^ "Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency". www.orpha.net. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  2. ^ Doerflinger N, Linder C, Ouahchi K, Gyapay G, Weissenbach J, Le Paslier D, Rigault P, Belal S, Ben Hamida C, Hentati F (May 1995). "Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency: refinement of genetic localization and analysis of linkage disequilibrium by using new markers in 14 families" (Free full text). American Journal of Human Genetics. 56 (5): 1116–24. ISSN 0002-9297. PMC 1801469. PMID 7726167.
  3. ^ Reference, Genetics Home. "ataxia with vitamin E deficiency". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  4. ^ Schuelke, Markus (1993-01-01). "Ataxia with Vitamin e Deficiency". In Pagon, Roberta A.; Adam, Margaret P.; Ardinger, Holly H.; Wallace, Stephanie E.; Amemiya, Anne; Bean, Lora J.H.; Bird, Thomas D.; Ledbetter, Nikki; Mefford, Heather C. (eds.). GeneReviews. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle. PMID 20301419.
  5. ^ Cellini E, Piacentini S, Nacmias B, Forleo P, Tedde A, Bagnoli S, Ciantelli M, Sorbi S (Dec 2002). "A family with spinocerebellar ataxia type 8 expansion and vitamin E deficiency ataxia". Archives of Neurology. 59 (12): 1952–53. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.12.1952. ISSN 0003-9942. PMID 12470185.

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