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Term:Alexander Disease
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Definition:Rare leukoencephalopathy with infantile-onset accumulation of Rosenthal fibers in the subpial, periventricular, and subependymal zones of the brain. Rosenthal fibers are GLIAL FIBRILLARY ACIDIC PROTEIN aggregates found in ASTROCYTES. Juvenile- and adult-onset types show progressive atrophy of the lower brainstem instead. De novo mutations in the GFAP gene are associated with the disease with propensity for paternal inheritance.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ALXDRD;   Alexander's Disease;   Alexanders Disease;   Alexanders Leukodystrophy;   Demyelinogenic Leukodystrophy;   Dysmyelinogenic Leukodystrophy;   Fibrinoid Degeneration of Astrocytes;   Leukodystrophy with Rosenthal Fibers
 primary_id: MESH:D038261
 alt_id: DOID:9002692;   MESH:C531607;   OMIA:001208;   OMIM:203450;   RDO:0000025;   RDO:0000026
 xref: GARD:5774;   NCI:C84545
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Symbol Object Name JBrowse Chr Start Stop Reference
G Ccdc103 coiled-coil domain containing 103 JBrowse link 10 90,984,213 90,987,829 RGD:8554872
G Gfap glial fibrillary acidic protein JBrowse link 10 90,990,762 90,999,435 RGD:7240710

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  disease 15619
    disease of anatomical entity 14948
      nervous system disease 10216
        neurodegenerative disease 2691
          Nervous System Heredodegenerative Disorders 1718
            Alexander Disease 2
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  disease 15619
    Developmental Diseases 8737
      Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities 7519
        genetic disease 7008
          monogenic disease 4561
            autosomal genetic disease 3515
              autosomal dominant disease 2079
                Alexander Disease 2
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