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Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1 (HSAN1) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited neuropathy, clinically characterized initially by a loss of distal peripheral sensory and motoneuronal function. Mutations in subunits of serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) have been linked to the majority of HSAN1 cases.

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Since 1990 the Deater Foundation has been dedicated to funding HSAN1 research to find a treatment and a cure for the genetic neuromuscular disease Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1 (HSAN1).

The Deater Family has been involved in research on this disease since 1938. For us, this is personal. At least 6 generations of our family have been diagnosed with HSAN1.

To continue reading this, and much more of our information on HSAN1, Please explore our site’s ‘About‘ & ‘Posts‘ pages. Also, You can join our Facebook group for the Deater Foundation by clicking here.

Thank you for your participation in the HSAN1 Symposium that was held via Zoom on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2022. For those who couldn’t attend, we have the recording available here