• ADCK3 mutations with epilepsy, stroke-like episodes and ataxia: a POLG mimic? 

      Hikmat, Omar; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Knappskog, Per; Johansson, Stefan; Boman, Helge; Sztromwasser, Pawel Szymon; Lien, Espen; Brodtkorb, Eylert; Ghezzi, Daniele; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-07)
      Background and purpose: Defects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) metabolism cause a variety of disorders ranging from isolated myopathy to multisystem involvement. ADCK3 is one of several genes associated with CoQ10 deficiency that ...
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder shares copy number variant risk with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder 

      Gudmundsson, Ólafur Ó.; Walters, Gudmundur Bragi; Ingason, Andrés; Johansson, Stefan; Zayats, Tetyana; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Gustafsson, Omar; Nawaz, Muhammad Sulaman; Jónsson, Gudbjörn F.; Jónsson, Lina; Knappskog, Per; Ingvarsdóttir, Ester; Davidsdóttir, Katrin; Djurovic, Srdjan; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Haraldsdóttir, Gyda S.; Baldursson, Gísli; Magnússon, Páll; Sigurdsson, Engilbert; Gudbjartsson, Daníel Fannar; Stéfansson, Hreinn; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Haavik, Jan; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Stefánsson, Kári (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-17)
      Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable common childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder. Some rare copy number variations (CNVs) affect multiple neurodevelopmental disorders such as ...
    • Exome Sequencing and Genetic Testing for MODY 

      Johansson, Stefan; Irgens, Henrik; Chudasama, Kishan K.; Molnes, Janne; Aerts, Jan; Knappskog, Per; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Roque, Francisco S.; Jonassen, Inge; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-05-25)
      Context: Genetic testing for monogenic diabetes is important for patient care. Given the extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity of diabetes, exome sequencing might provide additional diagnostic potential when standard ...
    • Friedreich ataxia in Norway - An epidemiological, molecular and clinical study Rare neurological diseases 

      Wedding, Iselin Marie; Kroken, Mette; Henriksen, Sandra Pilar; Selmer, Kaja Kristine; Fiskerstrand, Torunn; Knappskog, Per; Berge, Tone; Tallaksen, Chantal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-09-04)
      Background: Friedreich ataxia is an autosomal recessive hereditary spinocerebellar disorder, characterized by progressive limb and gait ataxia due to proprioceptive loss, often complicated by cardiomyopathy, diabetes and ...
    • Functional studies of tyrosine hydroxylase missense variants reveal distinct patterns of molecular defects in dopa-responsive dystonia 

      Fossbakk, Agnete; Kleppe, Rune; Knappskog, Per; Martinez, Aurora; Haavik, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-03)
      Congenital tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency (THD) is found in autosomal-recessive Dopa-responsive dystonia and related neurological syndromes. The clinical manifestations of THD are variable, ranging from early-onset lethal ...
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery does not alter the copy number aberration profile in sporadic vestibular schwannoma 

      Håvik, Aril Løge; Bruland, Ove; Dhayalan, Dhanushan; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Knappskog, Per (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Introduction Ionizing radiation is a known etiologic factor in tumorigenesis and its role in inducing malignancy in the treatment of vestibular schwannoma has been debated. The purpose of this study was to identify a copy ...
    • GBA2 mutations cause a Marinesco-Sjogren-like syndrome: Genetic and biochemical studies 

      Haugarvoll, Kristoffer; Johansson, Stefan; Rodriguez, Carlos E.; Boman, Helge; Haukanes, Bjørn Ivar; Bruland, Ove; Roque, Francisco; Jonassen, Inge; Blomqvist, Maria; Telstad, Wenche; Månsson, Jan-Eric; Knappskog, Per; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-01-04)
      Background: With the advent new sequencing technologies, we now have the tools to understand the phenotypic diversity and the common occurrence of phenocopies. We used these techniques to investigate two Norwegian families ...
    • Gene expression profiling of meningiomas: current status after a decade of microarray-based transcriptomic studies 

      Aarhus, Mads; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Knappskog, Per (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-01-14)
      Purpose This article provides a review of the transcriptomic expression profiling studies that have been performed on meningiomas so far. We discuss some future prospects and challenges ahead in the field of gene expression ...
    • Genome-wide analysis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Norway 

      Zayats, Tetyana; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Sønderby, Ida Elken; Djurovic, Srdjan; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Tamnes, Christian Krog; Fladby, Tormod; Aase, Heidi; Zeiner, Pål; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Knappskog, Per; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Johansson, Stefan; Haavik, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-13)
      Background Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable neuropsychiatric condition, but it has been difficult to identify genes underlying this disorder. This study aimed to explore genetics of ...
    • Genome-wide copy number variation (CNV) in patients with autoimmune Addison’s disease 

      Brønstad, Ingeborg; Wolff, Anette S. B.; Løvås, Kristian; Knappskog, Per; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-08-18)
      Background: Addison’s disease (AD) is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex. The pathogenesis is multi-factorial, involving genetic components and hitherto unknown environmental factors. The aim of the ...
    • In vitro characterization of six STUB1 variants in spinocerebellar ataxia 16 reveals altered structural properties for the encoded CHIP proteins 

      Pakdaman, Yasaman; Sanchez Guixe, Monica; Kleppe, Rune; Erdal, Sigrid; Bustad, Helene J.; Bjørkhaug, Lise; Haugarvoll, Kristoffer; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Heimdal, Ketil Riddervold; Knappskog, Per; Johansson, Stefan; Aukrust, Ingvild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Spinocerebellar ataxia, autosomal recessive 16 (SCAR16) is caused by biallelic mutations in the STIP1 homology and U-box containing protein 1 (STUB1) gene encoding the ubiquitin E3 ligase and dimeric co-chaperone C-terminus ...
    • Inverse correlation between PDGFC expression and lymphocyte infiltration in human papillary thyroid carcinoma 

      Bruland, Ove; Fluge, Øystein; Akslen, Lars A.; Eiken, Hans Geir; Lillehaug, Johan; Varhaug, Jan Erik; Knappskog, Per (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2009-12-08)
      Background: Members of the PDGF family have been suggested as potential biomarkers for papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC). However, it is known that both expression and stimulatory effect of PDGF ligands can be affected ...
    • A longitudinal follow-up of autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 

      Bruserud, Øyvind; Oftedal, Bergithe Eikeland; Landegren, Nils; Erichsen, Martina Moter; Bratland, Eirik; Lima, Kari; Jørgensen, Anders Palmstrøm; Myhre, Anne Grethe; Svartberg, Johan; Fougner, Kristian J; Bakke, Åsne; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Mella, Bjarne; Breivik, Lars Ertesvåg; Viken, Marte K; Knappskog, Per; Cuida Marthinussen, Ileana Mihaela; Løvås, Kristian; Kämpe, Olle; Wolff, Anette Susanne Bøe; Husebye, Eystein Sverre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08)
      Context: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS1) is a childhood-onset monogenic disease defined by the presence of two of the three major components: hypoparathyroidism, primary adrenocortical insufficiency, and ...
    • Microarray-based gene expression profiling and DNA copy number variation analysis of temporal fossa arachnoid cysts 

      Aarhus, Mads; Helland, Christian Andre; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Wester, Knut; Knappskog, Per (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-02-26)
      Background Intracranial arachnoid cysts (AC) are membranous sacs filled with CSF-like fluid that are commonly found in the temporal fossa. The majority of ACs are congenital. Typical symptoms are headache, dizziness, and ...
    • MRI characterisation of adult onset alpha-methylacyl-coA racemase deficiency diagnosed by exome sequencing 

      Haugarvoll, Kristoffer; Johansson, Stefan; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Haukanes, Bjørn Ivar; Bredrup, Cecilie; Neckelmann, Gesche; Boman, Helge; Knappskog, Per; Bindoff, Laurence (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-01-03)
      Background: Correct diagnosis is pivotal to understand and treat neurological disease. Herein, we report the diagnostic work-up utilizing exome sequencing and the characterization of clinical features and brain MRI in two ...
    • PNKP Mutations Identified by Whole-Exome Sequencing in a Norwegian Patient with Sporadic Ataxia and Edema 

      Tzoulis, Charalampos; Sztromwasser, Pawel Szymon; Johansson, Stefan; Gjerde, Ivar Otto; Knappskog, Per; Bindoff, Laurence (Journal article, 2017-02)
      We identified PNKP mutations in a Norwegian woman with AOA. This patient had the typical findings with cognitive dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, cerebellar dysarthria, horizontal nystagmus, oculomotor apraxia, and ...
    • Population prevalence and inheritance pattern of recurrent CNVs associated with neurodevelopmental disorders in 12,252 newborns and their parents 

      Smajlagic, Dinka; Lavrichenko, Ksenia; Berland, Siren; Helgeland, Øyvind; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Vaudel, Marc; Haavik, Jan; Knappskog, Per; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Houge, Gunnar; Johansson, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Recurrent copy number variations (CNVs) are common causes of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and associated with a range of psychiatric traits. These CNVs occur at defined genomic regions that are particularly prone ...
    • Stability of glycoprotein gene sequences of herpes simplex virus type 2 from primary to recurrent human infection, and diversity of the sequences among patients attending an STD clinic 

      Haarr, Lars; Nilsen, Arvid E; Knappskog, Per; Langeland, Nina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-02-06)
      Background: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is sexually transmitted, leading to blisters and ulcers in the genito-anal region. After primary infection the virus is present in a latent state in neurons in sensory ganglia. ...
    • Stability of glycoprotein gene sequences of herpes simplex virus type 2 from primary to recurrent human infection, and diversity of the sequences among patients attending an STD clinic 

      Haarr, Lars; Nilsen, Arvid E.; Knappskog, Per; Langeland, Nina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-02-06)
      Background: Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is sexually transmitted, leading to blisters and ulcers in the genito-anal region. After primary infection the virus is present in a latent state in neurons in sensory ganglia. ...
    • STUB1 mutations in autosomal recessive ataxias - evidence for mutation-specific clinical heterogeneity 

      Heimdal, Ketil; Sanchez-Guixé, Monica; Aukrust, Ingvild; Bollerslev, Jens; Bruland, Ove; Jablonski, Greg Eigner; Erichsen, Anne Kjersti; Gude, Einar; Koht, Jeanette A.; Erdal, Sigrid; Fiskerstrand, Torunn; Haukanes, Bjørn Ivar; Boman, Helge; Bjørkhaug, Lise; Tallaksen, Chantal M. E.; Knappskog, Per; Johansson, Stefan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-09-26)
      Background: A subset of hereditary cerebellar ataxias is inherited as autosomal recessive traits (ARCAs). Classification of recessive ataxias due to phenotypic differences in the cerebellum and cerebellar structures is ...