An Israeli family with Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease manifesting the codon 102 mutation in the prion protein gene

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We report the first family among the Jewish population in Israel with Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease. A proline-for-leucine substitution at the codon 102 of the prion protein (PrP) gene was demonstrated. This mutation has been reported in families with the ataxic form of the disease.

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