New gene associated with Brugada syndrome

New gene associated with Brugada syndrome

March 22, 2013

GenCardio has discovered a new gene associated with Brugada syndrome.

A mutation in the SCN2B channel, a subunit of the sodium channel SCN5A, has been identified in a family with Brugada syndrome. This mutation decreases the amount of sodium current in the cell membrane, one of the mechanisms responsible for the Brugada syndrome. The publication has been led by Helena Riuró.

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