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Muscle contraction results from the force generated between the thin filament protein actin and the thick filament protein myosin, which causes the thick and thin muscle filaments to slide past each other. There are skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle and non-muscle isoforms of both actin and myosin. Inherited diseases in humans have been(More)
It is controversial if peripheral myelin protein 22 gene (PMP22) Thr118Met represents a functionally irrelevant polymorphism or, since hemizygosity for this variant has been found in two patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 (CMT1 patients), it can act as a recessive CMT1 mutation. To shed further light on this variant and its diagnostic value we(More)
Cell and tissue damage in respiratory chain disorders have been related to increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). We measured telomere lengths in such disorders since ROS have also been implicated with telomere shortening. We investigated whole blood cell DNA of 14 patients with MELAS-related mitochondriopathy and two patients with the(More)
Three unrelated young children are reported to have suffered since birth from muscle hypotonia and two of them from fatal respiratory insufficiency. Muscle tissues were found to contain large masses of thin myofilaments, immunologically identified as containing actin, but without further morphological features. These masses of thin filaments were found in(More)
We report mild-to-moderate neurosensory hearing loss and severe childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy with adhalin-deficiency in two siblings from a Bulgarian sibship of Turkish origin. Microsatellite analysis excluded linkage to the adhalin gene, mutations of which cause limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2D, but was compatible with linkage(More)
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