A novel gene mutation in PANK2 in a patient with severe jaw-opening dystonia.

Yapici Z., Akcakaya N. H., Tekturk P., Iseri S. A., Ozbek U.

Brain & development, vol.38, no.8, pp.755-8, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2016.02.010
  • Journal Name: Brain & development
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.755-8
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is a rare neurodegenerative condition. Major clinical features include progressive dystonia, pigmentary retinopathy, spasticity, and cognitive decline. The typical MRI sign of the disease, known as "eye-of-the-tiger", is what makes differential diagnosis possible.