Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxias

  • Anne Noreau
  • Nicolas Dupré
  • Jean-Pierre Bouchard
  • Patrick A. Dion
  • Guy A. Rouleau


The hereditary ataxias represent a mixed group of conditions that can be classified according to their mode of inheritance into autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked, and mitochondrial ataxias. The group of autosomal “recessive ataxias” alone comprises a very heterogeneous group of disorders for which mutations in several causative genes have been identified. This chapter will review autosomal recessives ataxias with an emphasis on those that are best defined: Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS), Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia type 1 (ARCA-1) and type 2 (ARCA-2), Ataxia with Oculomotor Apraxia type 1 (AOA-1) and type 2 (AOA-2) and Ataxia with Vitamin E Deficiency (AVED). For each disorder an overview of the clinical signs will be presented, the causative gene, as well as any clues about the disease pathogenesis and currently available or potential treatment.


Cerebellar Ataxia Cerebellar Atrophy Oculomotor Apraxia Autosomal Recessive Cerebellar Ataxia Recessive Ataxia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Noreau
    • 1
  • Nicolas Dupré
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Bouchard
    • 2
  • Patrick A. Dion
    • 1
    • 3
  • Guy A. Rouleau
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Centre of Excellence in Neuroscience of Université de Montréal (CENUM)Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SciencesLaval University CHAUQ (Enfant-Jésus)QuébecCanada
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and cellular biologyUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  4. 4.Research Center CHU Ste–Justine, and Department of Pediatrics and BiochemistryUniversity of MontrealMontréalCanada
  5. 5.Research Center CHU Ste–Justine, and Department of Pediatrics and BiochemistryCHUM Research CentreMontréalCanada

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