The authors report a large series of patients with Huntington disease (HD)-like phenotype without CAG repeat expansions in the IT15 gene that were screened for the newly identified CAG/CTG expansion in the gene encoding junctophilin-3. Normal alleles in controls had from 8 to 28 repeats. A single patient of North African origin with typical HD carried an allele with 50 uninterrupted repeats, representing approximately 2% of the non-IT15 HD patients tested. Therefore, further genetic heterogeneity is expected in HD.
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- Clinical Neurology