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Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy

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July 28, 1998
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Jackson Laboratory
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Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and colleagues have identified the gene for the epilepsy mutation in mice known as "stargazer" and report that the novel gene, Cacng2, produces a defect in a neuronal calcium channel that may play a key role in absence, or petit mal, epilepsy.

BAR HARBOR, Maine -- Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and colleagues have identified the gene for the epilepsy mutation in mice known as "stargazer" and report that the novel gene, Cacng2, produces a defect in a neuronal calcium channel that may play a key role in absence, or petit mal, epilepsy.


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Jackson Laboratory. "Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 July 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980728082057.htm>.
Jackson Laboratory. (1998, July 28). Stargazer Gene Provides New Clues To Calcium Channel Defects In Absence Epilepsy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980728082057.htm
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