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Friedreich Ataxia (FA) malady

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NINDS:43 Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. Ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs. Symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 15 but can appear as early as 18 months or as late as 30 years of age. The first symptom is usually difficulty in walking. The ataxia gradually worsens and slowly spreads to the arms and then the trunk. Foot deformities such as clubfoot, flexion (involuntary bending) of the toes, hammer toes, or foot inversion (turning in) may be early signs. Rapid, rhythmic, involuntary movements of the eyeball are common. Most people with Friedreich's ataxia develop scoliosis (a curving of the spine to one side), which, if severe, may impair breathing. Other symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Some individuals may develop diabetes.

MalaCards: Friedreich Ataxia, also known as friedreich's ataxia, is related to neuropathy and cerebellar ataxia. An important gene associated with Friedreich Ataxia is FXN (frataxin), and among its related pathways is Iron metabolism in placenta. The compounds fenton and protoporphyrin ix have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include heart, spinal cord and eye, and related mouse phenotype nervous system.

Genetics Home Reference:21 Friedreich ataxia is a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and causes movement problems. People with this condition develop impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time. Other features of this condition include the gradual loss of strength and sensation in the arms and legs, muscle stiffness (spasticity), and impaired speech. Individuals with Friedreich ataxia often have a form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that enlarges and weakens the heart muscle. Some affected individuals develop diabetes, impaired vision, hearing loss, or an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis).

NIH Rare Diseases:42 Friedreich ataxia is an inherited condition that affects the nervous system and causes movement problems. people with this condition develop impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens over time. other features include the gradual loss of strength and sensation in the arms and legs, muscle stiffness (spasticity), and impaired speech. many individuals often have a form of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. some people develop diabetes, impaired vision, hearing loss, or an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis). most people with friedreich ataxia begin to experience the signs and symptoms around puberty. this condition is caused by mutations in the fxn gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. last updated: 1/23/2012

MedlinePlus:33 Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that damages your nervous system. the damage affects your spinal cord and the nerves that control muscle movement in your arms and legs. symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 15. the main symptom is ataxia, which means trouble coordinating movements. specific symptoms include difficulty walking muscle weakness speech problems involuntary eye movements scoliosis (curving of the spine to one side) heart palpitations, from the heart disease which can happen along with friedreich's ataxia people with friedreich's ataxia usually need a wheelchair 15 to 20 years after symptoms first appear. in severe cases, people become incapacitated. there is no cure. you can treat symptoms with medicines, braces, surgery, and physical therapy. nih: national institute of neurological disorders and stroke

Description from OMIM:46 229300,601992

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Aliases & Classifications for Friedreich Ataxia

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Characteristics (Orphanet epidemiological data):

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friedreich ataxia:
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive; Prevalence: 1-9/100000; Age of onset: Childhood; Age of death: Adult


Aliases & Descriptions:

friedreich ataxia 8 19 42 21 46 10 44 48 60
friedreich's ataxia 8 63 42 20 22 43 33
frda 63 19 42 21 48
friedreich ataxia 1 8 22 60
hereditary spinal sclerosis 63 42
hereditary spinal ataxia 63 42
fa 21 48
spinocerebellar ataxia, friedreich 42
friedreich spinocerebellar ataxia 21
friedreich's tabes 8


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Disease Ontology8 DOID:12705
ICD9CM27 334.0
MeSH34 D005621
NCIt39 C84718
SNOMED-CT56 10394003, 155011003
SNOMED-CT via Orphanet57 10394003
UMLS via Orphanet61 C0016719
MESH via Orphanet35 D005621
ICD10 via Orphanet26 G11.1

Related Diseases for Friedreich Ataxia

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Diseases in the Friedreich Ataxia family:

Friedreich Ataxia 2

Diseases related to Friedreich Ataxia via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards/GeneDecks gene sharing:

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idRelated DiseaseScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1neuropathy30.5SOD2
2cerebellar ataxia30.5APTX, ATXN2, ATXN3, TTPA, FXN
3alzheimer's disease30.4SOD2, TTPA, GSR
4multiple sclerosis30.3GSR, TFRC
5ataxia with vitamin e deficiency30.3APTX, TTPA, FXN
6parkinson's disease30.2FMR1, SOD2, ATXN2, FXN, ACO1, GSR
7restless legs syndrome30.1TFRC
8peripheral neuropathy30.1APTX
9spinocerebellar degeneration30.1ATXN3, ATXN2
10spinocerebellar ataxia30.1FMR1, ATXN2, ATXN8OS, ATXN3, TTPA, FXN
11myocardial infarction30.0GSR, ABCB7
12dementia30.0GSR, FMR1
13huntington's disease30.0ATXN3
14acute myocardial infarction29.9TFRC, ABCB7, GSR
15multiple system atrophy29.8ATXN3, FMR1
16deficiency anemia29.7SOD2, TFRC, ABCB7, GSR
17sideroblastic anemia29.5SOD2, TFRC, FTMT, ABCB7, FXN
18amyotrophic lateral sclerosis29.5GSR, ATXN2, TFRC, SOD2
19leukemia10.7
20thyroiditis10.6
21prostatitis10.6
22squamous cell carcinoma10.6
23melanoma10.6
24autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome10.6
25breast cancer10.6
26acute leukemia10.5
27adenocarcinoma10.5
28hepatocellular carcinoma10.5
29lung cancer10.5
30prostate cancer10.5
31lupus erythematosus10.5
32hepatitis c10.5
33systemic lupus erythematosus10.5
34colon cancer10.5
35esophagitis10.5
36myeloma10.5
37arthritis10.5
38pancreatitis10.5
39renal cell carcinoma10.5
40cervicitis10.4
41rheumatoid arthritis10.4
42osteosarcoma10.4
43friedreich ataxia congenital glaucoma10.4
44autoimmune thyroiditis10.4
45myeloid leukemia10.4
46obesity10.4
47silicosis10.4
48hepatitis b10.4
49fetal alcohol syndrome10.4
50t-cell leukemia10.4

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Clinical Features for Friedreich Ataxia

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Drugs & Therapeutics for Friedreich Ataxia

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Genetic Tests for Friedreich Ataxia

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Genetic tests related to Friedreich Ataxia:

id Genetic test Affiliating Genes
1 Friedreich Ataxia20 FXN
2 Friedreich Ataxia 122
3 Friedreich's Ataxia22

Anatomical Context for Friedreich Ataxia

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MalaCards organs/tissues related to Friedreich Ataxia:

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Heart, Spinal cord, Eye, Testes, Brain, Skeletal muscle, Cerebellum, Whole blood, Liver, Colon

Animal Models for Friedreich Ataxia or affiliated genes

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MGI Mouse Phenotypes related to Friedreich Ataxia:

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idDescriptionMGI Source AccessionScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1MP:000363110.0FXN, TTPA, ABCB7, ATXN3, ATXN8OS, ATXN2

Publications for Friedreich Ataxia

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Articles related to Friedreich Ataxia:

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idTitleAuthorsYear
1
Radial diffusivity in the cerebellar peduncles correlates with clinical severity in Friedreich ataxia. (23640016)
2013
2
Cognition in late-onset Friedreich ataxia. (23397368)
2013
3
Monitoring progression in Friedreich ataxia (FRDA): the use of clinical scales. (23859347)
2013
4
Elevation of serum cardiac troponin I in a cross-sectional cohort of asymptomatic subjects with Friedreich ataxia. (22633670)
2013
5
Friedreich ataxia: metal dysmetabolism in dorsal root ganglia. (24252376)
2013
6
Friedreich ataxia. (24301267)
2013
7
Association of fibroblast growth factor (FGF-21) as a biomarker with primary mitochondrial disorders, but not with secondary mitochondrial disorders (Friedreich Ataxia). (24078096)
2013
8
Decreased functional brain activation in Friedreich ataxia using the Simon effect task. (22542844)
2012
9
Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich ataxia: clinical findings and research. (22764179)
2012
10
Novel diagnostic paradigms for Friedreich ataxia. (22752491)
2012
11
Clinical monitoring in a patient with Friedreich ataxia and osteogenic sarcoma. (22752483)
2012
12
Letter by Peverill regarding article, "The heart in Friedreich ataxia: definition of cardiomyopathy, disease severity, and correlation with neurological symptoms". (23091090)
2012
13
Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich ataxia: exemplifying the challenges faced by cardiologists in the management of rare diseases. (22379113)
2012
14
The mismatch repair system protects against intergenerational GAA repeat instability in a Friedreich ataxia mouse model. (22289650)
2012
15
Mesenchymal stem cells restore frataxin expression and increase hydrogen peroxide scavenging enzymes in Friedreich ataxia fibroblasts. (22016819)
2011
16
Mortality in Friedreich ataxia. (21652007)
2011
17
Generation of induced pluripotent stem cell lines from Friedreich ataxia patients. (21181307)
2011
18
Evaluation of neuropsychological functions in patients with Friedreich ataxia before and after cognitive therapy. (20923605)
2010
19
Friedreich ataxia presenting as sudden cardiac death in childhood: clinical, genetic and pathological correlation, with implications for genetic testing and counselling. (20338762)
2010
20
Assessment of impairment or monitoring change in Friedreich ataxia. (20593423)
2010
21
Atypical, perhaps under-recognized? An unusual phenotype of Friedreich ataxia. (20162437)
2010
22
Characterizing gait, locomotor status, and disease severity in children and adolescents with Friedreich ataxia. (19809393)
2009
23
Risk of stroke and thrombus formation from delay incontinence of a PLAATO-device in Friedreich ataxia. (19353681)
2009
24
Epigenetic silencing in Friedreich ataxia is associated with depletion of CTCF (CCCTC-binding factor) and antisense transcription. (19956589)
2009
25
Brain white matter tracts degeneration in Friedreich ataxia. An in vivo MRI study using tract-based spatial statistics and voxel-based morphometry. (18226551)
2008
26
DNA triplexes and Friedreich ataxia. (18211957)
2008
27
Iron-dependent regulation of frataxin expression: implications for treatment of Friedreich ataxia. (18424449)
2008
28
Impaired respiration is positively correlated with decreased life span in Caenorhabditis elegans models of Friedreich Ataxia. (17215485)
2007
29
The 25-foot walk velocity accurately measures real world ambulation in Friedreich ataxia. (17325285)
2007
30
Oxidative stress and protease dysfunction in the yeast model of Friedreich ataxia. (17448903)
2007
31
Iron and Friedreich ataxia. (17017521)
2006
32
Coexistence of tuberous sclerosis and Friedreich ataxia. (15178220)
2004
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Manganese superoxide dismutase induction by iron is impaired in Friedreich ataxia cells. (11734214)
2001
34
Oxidative stress in patients with Friedreich ataxia. (11113228)
2000
35
Unique origin and specific ethnic distribution of the Friedreich ataxia GAA expansion. (10881262)
2000
36
Visual loss and recovery in a patient with Friedreich ataxia. (11130744)
2000
37
Assignment of the 1H, 15N, and 13C resonances of the C-terminal domain of frataxin, the protein responsible for Friedreich ataxia. (10549137)
1999
38
Atypical Friedreich ataxia caused by compound heterozygosity for a novel missense mutation and the GAA triplet-repeat expansion. (9150176)
1997
39
Frataxin is reduced in Friedreich ataxia patients and is associated with mitochondrial membranes. (9302253)
1997
40
Childhood onset of Friedreich ataxia: a clinical and genetic study of 36 cases. (8677022)
1996
41
Evidence for a common origin of most Friedreich ataxia chromosomes in the Spanish population. (8875184)
1996
42
Prenatal diagnosis of Friedreich ataxia: improved accuracy by using new genetic flanking markers. (7659688)
1995
43
Allele frequencies of DNA markers genetically linked to Friedreich ataxia in the German population. (8103037)
1993
44
Friedreich Ataxia (20301458)
1993
45
Friedreich ataxia in Italian families: genetic homogeneity and linkage disequilibrium with the marker loci D9S5 and D9S15. (2378348)
1990
46
Prenatal diagnosis of Friedreich ataxia. (2574535)
1989
47
Endurance exercise training in Friedreich ataxia. (2802961)
1989
48
Spinal deformities in patients with Friedreich ataxia: a review of 19 patients. (4044813)
1985
49
Chronic GM2 gangliosidosis masquerading as atypical Friedreich ataxia: clinical, morphologic, and biochemical studies of nine cases. (6454083)
1981
50
Connections between neural muscle atrophy and hereditary ataxia (Friedreich)]. (14383168)
1955

Genetic Variations for Friedreich Ataxia

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Genetic disease variations for Friedreich Ataxia:

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id Symbol AA change Variation ID SNP ID
1FXNp.Asp122TyrVAR_002428
2FXNp.Gly130ValVAR_002429
3FXNp.Ile154PheVAR_002430
4FXNp.Trp155ArgVAR_002431
5FXNp.Arg165CysVAR_008139
6FXNp.Leu182PheVAR_008140
7FXNp.Leu106SerVAR_016065
8FXNp.Leu198ArgVAR_016066

Expression for genes affiliated with Friedreich Ataxia

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Pathways for genes affiliated with Friedreich Ataxia

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Pathways related to Friedreich Ataxia according to GeneCards/GeneDecks:

idSuper pathways (with members indented)ScoreTop Affiliating Genes
110.3ACO1, TFRC

Compounds for genes affiliated with Friedreich Ataxia

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Compounds related to Friedreich Ataxia according to GeneCards/GeneDecks:

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idCompoundScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1fenton4410.7GSR, FXN, SOD2
2protoporphyrin ix44 11 2412.7FXN, ABCB7, TFRC
3ferric ammonium citrate4410.7TFRC, FTMT, FXN, ACO1
4tocopherol4410.7GSR, TTPA, SOD2
5deferoxamine44 1111.6TFRC, FTMT, FXN, ACO1
6sulfur4410.6ACO1, FXN, FTMT
7propyl gallate4410.6GSR, SOD2
8hypoxanthine44 11 2412.6TFRC, SOD2, FMR1
9vitamin-e4410.6APTX, ABCB7, TTPA, FXN, GSR
10alpha tocopherol4410.6SOD2, APTX, TTPA, FXN, GSR
11iron-sulfur4410.6ACO1, FXN, ABCB7, FTMT, MIPEP
12malate4410.6MIPEP, ME2, SOD2
13menadione44 11 2412.6SOD2, TFRC, GSR
14folate4410.6FMR1, SOD2, TFRC, GSR
15glutathion4410.6SOD2, GSR
16polyacrylamide4410.5SOD2, ATXN2, ATXN3, ABCB7, ACO1
17betacarotene4410.5SOD2, TFRC, GSR
18n acetylcysteine4410.5SOD2, TFRC, FXN, ACO1, GSR
193-amino-1,2,4-triazole4410.5GSR, SOD2
20manganese44 2411.5SOD2, TFRC, ME2, MIPEP, ACO1
21glutamine4410.5SOD2, TFRC, ATXN2, ATXN3, TTPA
22peroxynitrite4410.5GSR, ACO1, SOD2
23iron44 2411.5SOD2, TFRC, MIPEP, FTMT, ABCB7, FXN
24creatinine4410.4GSR, ABCB7, TFRC, SOD2, FMR1
25oxygen44 2411.4SOD2, FTMT, ABCB7, TTPA, FXN, ACO1
26atp44 2811.4SOD2, ME2, TJP2, FTMT, ABCB7, TTPA
27n-ethylmaleimide44 1111.4GSR, ACO1, TFRC
28dehydroascorbic acid44 1111.4GSR, SOD2
29sodium nitroprusside4410.3ACO1, TFRC, SOD2
30cysteine4410.3SOD2, TFRC, ATXN3, FXN, ACO1, GSR
31testosterone44 59 11 2413.3FMR1, SOD2, TFRC, ATXN3, ABCB7
32doxorubicin44 49 1112.1SOD2, TFRC, ACO1, GSR
33adriamycin4410.0GSR, TFRC, SOD2

GO Terms for genes affiliated with Friedreich Ataxia

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Cellular components related to Friedreich Ataxia according to GeneCards/GeneDecks:

idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1mitochondrial matrixGO:00575910.2FXN, MIPEP, ATXN3, ME2, SOD2
2mitochondrionGO:0057399.7GSR, SOD2, ME2, MIPEP, FTMT, ABCB7

Biological processes related to Friedreich Ataxia according to GeneCards/GeneDecks:

idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1positive regulation of lyase activityGO:05134910.4FTMT, FXN
2negative regulation of multicellular organism growthGO:04001510.4FXN, ATXN2
3positive regulation of transferase activityGO:05134710.3FXN, FTMT
4cellular iron ion homeostasisGO:00687910.3ACO1, FXN, ABCB7, FTMT, TFRC
5positive regulation of oxidoreductase activityGO:05135310.1FXN, FTMT

Molecular functions related to Friedreich Ataxia according to GeneCards/GeneDecks:

idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1ferric iron bindingGO:00819910.4FXN, FTMT
2ferroxidase activityGO:00432210.1FXN, FTMT

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