Other Names for this Disease
- Intellectual disability x-linked syndromic Christianson type
- MRXS Christianson
- Angelman-like syndrome x-linked
- Intellectual disability microcephaly epilepsy and ataxia syndrome
- X-linked Angelman-like syndrome
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microcephaly, seizures, ataxia, and absent speech. Many individuals with this condition have a happy demeanor with frequent smiling and unprovoked laughter, similar to those with Angelman syndrome. Christianson syndrome is caused by mutations in the SLC9A6 gene, which is located within the q24-q27 interval of the X chromosome. There appears to be a range of phenotypes in carrier females, from intellectual disability to absence of symptoms.Christianson syndrome is an X-linked syndrome associated with intellectual disability,
Last updated: 1/26/2015
- Mental Retardation, X-Linked, Syndromic, Christianson Type. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). February 24, 2015; http://omim.org/entry/300243. Accessed 12/21/2015.
- Gilfillan GD, Selmer KK, Roxrud I, Smith R, Kyllerman M, Eiklid K, Kroken M, Mattingsdal M, Egeland T, Stenmark H, Sjøholm H, Server A, Samuelsson L, Christianson A, Tarpey P, Whibley A, Stratton MR, Futreal PA, Teague J, Edkins S, Gecz J, Turner G, Raymond FL, Schwartz C, Stevenson RE, Undlien DE, Strømme P. Am J Hum Genet. 2008; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2427207/?tool=pubmed. Accessed 1/6/2010.
- Intellectual deficit, X-linked, South African type. Orphanet. 2007; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=85278. Accessed 1/6/2010.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Christianson syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Christianson syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.