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In the early 1960s, histochemical and electron microscopic studies showed that the intraneuronal storage cytosomes in the juvenile (Spielmeyer–Sjögren) form of ‘amaurotic family idiocy’ (Zeman and Donahue, 1963) radically differed from the membranous cytoplasmic bodies found in the infantile (Tay–Sachs) form (Terry and Korey, 1960). , 1970). In fact, both their histochemical and ultrastructural characteristics were close to those of the autoﬂuorescent ‘lipopigments’ ceroid or lipofuscin. Based on these histochemical and ultrastructural similarities, in 1969 Zeman and Dyken proposed the new term neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in order to clearly distinguish the late infantile and juvenile forms of ‘amaurotic family idiocy’ and the histochemically similar Kufs adult onset disease from Tay–Sachs disease and other gangliosidoses (Zeman and Dyken, 1969).
He discovered the four known blood types (I–IV) and described them in his 1907 habilitation thesis. He published this discovery, which he based on the study of about 3000 blood samples, in the Czech journal Clinical Proceedings (Janský, 1907). He did not ﬁnd what he sought—a relation between blood group types and the psychiatric disorders he studied—and so the main fruit of his efforts was the discovery of blood groups independently of Landsteiner, of whose work he was not aware. Landsteiner had described only three blood groups in 1901 (types A, B, O in current classiﬁcation) and was to win a Nobel Prize in Medicine for it in 1930.
The CLN8 gene provides another example, one particular mutation giving rise to EPMR/ Northern epilepsy and others to variant late infantile NCL. Common mutations that predominate in a given form of NCL are usually associated with the ‘classic’ phenotype, while rare ‘private’ mutations may result in a deviant or atypical clinical picture. 1 Classiﬁcation of human neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses Disease Eponym OMIM Clinical phenotype Former number abbreviated name Ultrastruct. phenotype Chromosome Gene Gene product Stored protein CLN1 Haltia–Santavuori 256730 CLN2 Janský–Bielschowsky 204500 204200 204300 Parry 162350 Parry 256731 601780 610951 610003 609055 610127 INCL GROD 1p32 PPT1/CLN1 PPT1 SAPs LINCL CL 11p15 TPP1/CLN2 TPP1 SCMAS JNCL ANCL FP (CL, RL) FP, granular 16p12 ?