alexa Phenotypic variation in a large Japanese family with Miyoshi myopathy with nonsense mutation in exon 19 of dysferlin gene.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): Nakagawa M, Matsuzaki T, Suehara M, Kanzato N, Takashima H,

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Abstract Miyoshi myopathy, an autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy involving distal muscles, is caused by dysferlin mutations. We present clinical and genetic studies of two men and six women, aged 25-83 years, from a Japanese family with consanguineous marriages. Onset was between ages 17 and 59 years. Six of the patients had muscle involvement typical of Miyoshi myopathy, one initially had severe proximal muscle involvement, and one had scapuloperoneal-type muscle involvement. Three patients showed steppage gait. Genetic linkage analysis identified a maximum lod score of 3.34 (θ=0.00) at marker D2S292 in 2p13. Analysis of dysferlin revealed the mutation G2090T (Glu573Stop) in exon 19 in all affected patients. This is the largest Japanese family with Miyoshi myopathy showing intrafamilial phenotypic variation and sharing a common mutation in dysferlin.
This article was published in J Neurol Sci and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

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