Torsion Dystonia News and Research

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Torsion dystonia, previously called dystonia musculorum deformans or DMD, is a rare, generalized dystonia that may be inherited, usually begins in childhood, and becomes progressively worse. It can leave individuals seriously disabled and confined to a wheelchair. Genetic studies have revealed an underlying cause in many patients - a mutation in a gene named DYT1 - and it has been discovered that this gene is related not only to generalized dystonia, but also to some forms of focal dystonia. Note, however, that most dystonia, of any type, is not due to this gene and has an unknown cause.
Study focuses on mutated protein associated with early onset torsion dystonia

Study focuses on mutated protein associated with early onset torsion dystonia

Ampicillin activates torsinA, improves cell function to reduce movement disorders

Ampicillin activates torsinA, improves cell function to reduce movement disorders

Lower frequency deep brain stimulation effective treatment for dystonia

Lower frequency deep brain stimulation effective treatment for dystonia

A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease

A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease