Neurology 2021 May 28;96(21):e2639-e2652. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
From the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (D.F.L., C.V., S.D., D.F., O.D.), Proteomics Laboratory (E.K., S.N., B.U.), Division of Advanced Research Technologies, and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (B.U.), NYU School of Medicine; Department of Neurology (D.F.L., G.P., A.F., E.D., S.D., D.F., T.W., B.U., O.D.), Center for Cognitive Neurology (G.P., A.F., E.D., T.W.), Department of Pathology (T.W.), and Department of Psychiatry (T.W.), NYU Langone Health and School of Medicine, New York; Department of (Neuro)Pathology (J.D.M., J.J.A., E.A.v.V., E.A.), Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Neuroscience, Meibergdreef 9, the Netherlands; Alzheimer's and Prion Diseases Team (G.P.), Paris Brain Institute, CNRS, UMR 7225, INSERM 1127, Sorbonne University UM75, Paris, France; Brain & Mind Centre and School of Medical Sciences (E.D.), Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia; Biomedical Hosting LLC (M.A.), Arlington, MA; School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (B.J.C., M.J.), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Amsterdam UMC (J.C.B., S.I.), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Neurosurgery, Amsterdam Neuroscience, De Boelelaan 1117; Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (E.A.v.V.), Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy (B.D., C.S., M.T.), University College London Institute of Neurology, UK; and Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (R.T., E.A.), Heemstede, the Netherlands
Objective: To identify the molecular signaling pathways underlying sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and high-risk SUDEP compared to control patients with epilepsy.
Methods: For proteomics analyses, we evaluated the hippocampus and frontal cortex from microdissected postmortem brain tissue of 12 patients with SUDEP and 14 with non-SUDEP epilepsy. For transcriptomics analyses, we evaluated hippocampus and temporal cortex surgical brain tissue from patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: 6 low-risk and 8 high-risk SUDEP as determined by a short (<50 seconds) or prolonged (≥50 seconds) postictal generalized EEG suppression (PGES) that may indicate severely depressed brain activity impairing respiration, arousal, and protective reflexes. Read More