EPILEPSIA, vol.53, no.2, pp.308-318, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
Genetic generalized epilepsy, Complex inheritance, Absence seizure, Myoclonic seizure, Linkage analysis, JUVENILE MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY, COMPLEX TRAITS, I ERROR, SEIZURES, HETEROGENEITY, ASSOCIATION, FAMILIES, CHROMOSOME-6, ARCHITECTURE
Purpose: Genetic generalized epilepsies (GGEs) have a lifetime prevalence of 0.3% with heritability estimates of 80%. A considerable proportion of families with siblings affected by GGEs presumably display an oligogenic inheritance. The present genome-wide linkage meta-analysis aimed to map: (1) susceptibility loci shared by a broad spectrum of GGEs, and (2) seizure typerelated genetic factors preferentially predisposing to either typical absence or myoclonic seizures, respectively.