CoA synthase protein associated neurodegeneration (CoPAN) is a type of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA).
Patients typically present with a variety of symptoms including spastic-dystonic paraparesis, Parkinsonism, cognitive impairment, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Coenzyme A (CoA) synthase (gene: CoASY) is a cofactor involved in enzymatic reactions. Mutations in the CoASY gene leads to brain iron accumulation.
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