Prediction of molecular phenotypes for novel <i>SCN1A</i> variants from a Turkish genetic epilepsy syndromes cohort and report of two new patients with recessive Dravet syndrome

Teralı K., Türkyılmaz A., Sağer S. G., Çebi A. H.

CTS-CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE, vol.17, no.1, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cts.13679
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Dravet syndrome and genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) are both epilepsy syndromes that can be attributed to deleterious mutations occurring in SCN1A, the gene encoding the pore-forming alpha-subunit of the NaV1.1 voltage-gated sodium channel predominantly expressed in the central nervous system. In this research endeavor, our goal is to expand our prior cohort of Turkish patients affected by SCN1A-positive genetic epilepsy disorders. This will be accomplished by incorporating two recently discovered and infrequent index cases who possess a novel biallelic (homozygous) SCN1A missense variant, namely E158G, associated with Dravet syndrome. Furthermore, our intention is to use computational techniques to predict the molecular phenotypes of each distinct SCN1A variant that has been detected to date within our center. The correlation between genotype and phenotype in Dravet syndrome/GEFS+ is intricate and necessitates meticulous clinical investigation as well as advanced scientific exploration. Broadened mechanistic and structural insights into NaV1.1 dysfunction offer significant promise in facilitating the development of targeted and effective therapies, which will ultimately enhance clinical outcomes in the treatment of epilepsy.