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6th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 24 -26, 2022

October 24 -26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
INBC 2022

Sumaira Kanwal

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2022 - Sumaira Kanwal
COMSATSuniversity Islamabad Sahiwal campus, Pakistan
Title : Role of Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARS) Gene in Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 29


Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders and is more common in developing countries as compared to developed one. Epilepsy has a various types of phenotype depends upon the pathways involved in the signaling process. Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by recurrent epileptic seizures. Genetics is believed to be involved in the majority of cases. During the last decade, many genes and mutations associated with epilepsies have been identified. To find out the genuine cause of the epilepsy in Pakistani idiopathic epilepsy patients was the major factor behind this project. Five patients suffering from early infantile  were selected on the basis of the clinical findings. Although it is understood that SCN1A gene is the most causative factor for genetic epilepsies and majority of the cases of early infantile are found to be responsible by SCN1A gene. In current study Central Punjab from Pakistan was selected for the identification of Epilepsy Patients to conduct molecular study for now and future. Epilepsy Questionnaire (from NINDS) was used which is the short form of the Questionnaire. Whole Exome sequencing was the key technique to find out the molecular alterations. Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases are indispensable enzymes in protein production because they allege tRNAs with their cognate amino acids. In this study we found that Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 29 (EIEE29) [MIM:616339] is caused by the mutation in AARS gene.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

Idiopathic syndromic Epilepsy
Precise diagnosis
Effective treatment options for current type of Syndromic Epilepsy


Dr Sumaira Kanwal is working as Assistant Professor in department of Biosciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal Campus. Her major research interests are neurological and neuromuscular Disorders. For this purpose she is  in close collaboration with several clinicians to get better treatment option for individuals suffering from neurological disorders her emphasis is primarily inherited neurological Disorders, She has graduated from South Korea . Has research experience of more than a decade in her field