By Alberto J. Espay MD MSc, José Biller MD FACP FAAN FAHA
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Kainate -quisqualate-A (AMPA) are cation-channel receptors permeable to Na+ and K+, typical of fast excitatory synapses, which mediate precise information (where, what, and when). They are located mainly in the forebrain and are the main source of EPSPs in the CNS (seizurogenic). AMPA receptors agonized by β-N-oxalyl aminoL-alanine (BOAA) can lead to lathyrism (spastic paraparesis caused by chronic chickpeas ingestion). The kainate r eceptors are localized in primary afferent C-fibers in the spinal cord.
Despite profound mental retardation, aggressiveness, and hyperactivity, there are r elatively mild or no somatic featur es other than hirsutism and synophrys. Deafness and seizures may occur. Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IV (Morquio Syndrome) Deficiency of α-N-acetyl-glucosamine-6-sulfatase causes visceral accumulation of keratan sulfate. Unlike other mucopolysaccharidoses, intelligence is preserved and short stature is caused by short-trunk dwarfism. The source of visual loss is cor neal clouding.
Catecholamine Deficiency Ptosis and miosis BP liability and postural hypotension Paroxysmal diaphoresis, salivation, and temperature instability Dopamine Deficiency (mostly from GCH-1 mutation or TH deficiency) Oculogyric crises Parkinsonism, dystonia, and tremor Axial hypotonia with limb hypertonia with paroxysmal dystonia (mostly in AADC) Other causes of oculogyric crisis (besides biopterin disorders) are postencephalitic parkinsonism, Japanese B encephalitis, Wilson’s disease, iatrogenic (phenothiazines, organophosphates, and antiepileptic drugs such as carbamazepine), Chediak-Higashi syndrome, putaminal hemorrhage, and pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration.