A heterozygous STXBP1 gene de novo in mutation in an Iranian child with epileptic encephalopathy: case report

  • Mansour Heidari
Keywords: STXBP1 gene, Mutation, Epileptic encephalopathy


The Syntaxin Binding Protein 1 (STXBP1) plays an important role in the regulating neurotransmitter release and synaptic vesicle fusion through binding to syntaxin-1A (STX1A) and changing its conformation. In this study, we identified a de novo mutation (c.C1162T: p. R388X) in exon 14 of STXBP1 gene causing an epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, non-epileptic movement, and unclassified infantile spasms disorders in a 5-years-old boy by whole exome sequencing.  The segregation of this genetic variant was examined in the patient as well as in his parents. We found the R388X in heterozygous state in the proband but not in his parents. This genetic change could be due to De nova mutation or germline mosaicism.


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How to Cite
Heidari M. A heterozygous STXBP1 gene de novo in mutation in an Iranian child with epileptic encephalopathy: case report. Acta Med Iran. 57(8):508-521.
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