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Of the syndromes constituting the inherited ataxias, some show autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance, and others are caused by mitochondrial mutations and thus show maternal inheritance. Significant progress has been made in defining the molecular basis of these syndromes, so that a genotype classification now supersedes previous ones based on clinical features alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780124105294
ISBN (Print)9780124105492
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014


  • Ataxia
  • CAG unstable DNA repeats
  • Episodic ataxias
  • Genotype classification
  • Repeat expansion diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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