Genetic testing helps scientists and physicians better understand how various genes may interact to produce a specific epilepsy syndrome. This genetic information may give people with epilepsy and their families more detail about their specific epilepsy syndrome. Several epilepsies have a genetic component and we know that epilepsy can run in families. The Genetic mutations which cause dysfunction in both ligand and voltage-gated ion channels results in different types of epilepsy. Thus, ion channels are important players in genetic epilepsies. Several ion channel genes have Epileptogenic mutations and can be considered as channelopathies. Symptomatic Epilepsy is an Epilepsy due to an injury, infection, congenital brain malformation, a tumor or metabolic disorder.
- Track 1-1 Ion Channel Genes
- Track 2-2 Genome Sequencing
- Track 3-3 Symptomatic epilepsy
- Track 4-4 Epileptogenic Mutations