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The neuromuscular disorder facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) results from integral deletions of the subtelomeric repeat D4Z4 on chromosome 4q. A disruption of chromatin structure affecting gene expression is thought to underlie the pathophysiology. The global gene expression profiling of mature muscle tissue presented here provides the first(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant disorder resulting from an unusual genetic mechanism. The mutation, a deletion of 3.3 kb subtelomeric repeats, appears to disrupt the regional regulation of 4q35 g ene expression. The specific gene(s)responsible for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy have not been identified. However, the(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) may be a new member of the class of neuromuscular diseases (NMD) due to defects in the nuclear envelope. Unlike other NMDs with primary defects in nuclear envelope proteins, however, FSHD may result from inappropriate chromatin interactions at the envelope. 3D Immuno-FISH and a novel method of 3D by 2D analysis(More)
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