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INTRODUCTION Distal myopathies are currently regarded as a non-homogeneous group of disorders including different autosomal dominant, recessive and sporadic forms. MATERIAL AND METHODS The cases of a mother and her son and daughter are described and compared to previously reported cases from 4 families. Despite minor differences, the clinical picture is(More)
The pathogenic mechanisms underlying myotonic dystrophy (DM), which results from a (CTG) n repeat expansion mutation in the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of the myotonic dystrophy protein kinase gene ( DMPK ), remain obscure. The multisystemic nature and variable expressivity of the symptoms are unlikely to be explained by a defect in this gene alone.(More)
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