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Loss-of-function mutations in RAB39B are associated with typical early-onset Parkinson disease.
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    Lesage S, Bras J, Cormier-Dequaire F, Condroyer C, Nicolas A, Darwent L, Guerreiro R, Majounie E, Federoff M, Heutink P, Wood NW, Gasser T, Hardy J, Tison F, Singleton A, Brice A, French Parkinson's Disease Genetics Study Group (PDG) and the International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC)
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    Neurology. Genetics
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    French Parkinson's Disease Genetics Study Group (PDG) and the International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC)
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    Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, ICM, Inserm U 1127, CNRS, UMR 7225, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC University Paris 06 UMR S 1127 (S.L., F.C.-D., C.C., A.N., A.B.), Paris, France; Centre d'Investigation Clinique Pitié Neurosciences CIC-1422 (F.C.-D.); AP-HP, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière (A.B.), Department of Genetics and Cytogenetics, Paris, France; Department of Molecular Neuroscience (J.B., L.D., R.G., M.F., N.W., J.H.), UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom; Laboratory of Neurogenetics (E.M., M.F., A.S.), National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD; Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (P.H., T.G.), University of Tübingen and DZNE (P.H., T.G.), German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Tübingen, Germany; and Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives (F.T.), Université de Bordeaux et CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
Rab proteins are small molecular weight guanosine triphosphatases involved in the regulation of vesicular trafficking.(1) Three of 4 X-linked RAB genes are specific to the brain, including RAB39B. Recently, Wilson et al.(2) reported that mutations in RAB39B cause X-linked intellectual disability (ID) and pathologically confirmed Parkinson disease (PD). They identified a ∼45-kb deletion resulting in the complete loss of RAB39B in an Australian kindred and a missense mutation in a large Wisconsin kindred. Here, we report an additional affected man with typical PD and mild mental retardation harboring a new truncating mutation in RAB39B.
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