NADH-diaphorase and cytochrome b5 reductase activities of platelets and leucocytes, as well as erythrocytes, were found to be deficient in a patient with hereditary methaemoglobinaemia associated with moderate mental retardation and non-progressive neurological disturbance, in which hyperactive reflexes and involuntary movements were notable.
Three sporadic patients (two men and one woman) were examined with involuntary movements and dysarthria associated with abnormal concentrations of serum copper, serum ceruloplasmin, and urinary copper excretion.
Schizophrenia patients who carry the dopamine D3gly allele and the cytochrome P 450 17alpha-hydroxylase A2-A2 genotype may be more likely to develop abnormal orofoacial and distal involuntary movements and to be incapacitated by these movements when chronically exposed to classical antipsychotic drugs.
We report on a patient with HD, whose involuntary movements and psychiatric symptoms were clinically improved with perospirone, a second-generation antipsychotic agent with antagonistic effects on serotonin 5-HT(2A) and dopamine D(2) (D(2)) receptors, as well as a unique agonistic effect on serotonin 5-HT(1A) (5-HT(1A)) receptors.
All affected members present with cognitive impairment and two of them with mild intermittent involuntary movements in association with the clinical hallmarks of SCA15 (gait ataxia, balance impairment, and dysarthria).
Thanatos-associated [THAP] domain-containing apoptosis-associated protein 1 (THAP1) is a DNA-binding protein that has been recently associated with DYT6 dystonia, a hereditary movement disorder involving sustained, involuntary muscle contractions.