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We have identified a mutation in the myotilin gene in a large North American family of German descent expressing an autosomal dominant form of limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD1A). We have previously mapped this gene to 5q31. Symptoms of this adult onset disease are progressive weakness of the hip and shoulder girdles, as well as a distinctive dysarthric(More)
We report the identification of a new locus for autosomal dominant limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD1) on 7q. Two of five families (1047 and 1701) demonstrate evidence in favor of linkage to this region. The maximum two-point LOD score for family 1047 was 3.76 for D7S427, and that for family 1701 was 2.63 for D7S3058. Flanking markers place the LGMD1(More)
The authors reviewed the incidence of cancer, repetitive nerve stimulation findings, and response to treatment in 73 patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Thirty-one patients (42%) had lung cancer, 29 small cell. Doubling of the compound motor action potential amplitude in three tested distal muscles was seen in only 41% of patients. Treatment(More)
We compared changes in amplitude and area of surface recorded compound motor action potentials (CMAPs) during 20-Hz repetitive nerve stimulation and after maximum voluntary contraction in patients with the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), myasthenia gravis (MG), and normal controls. There was greater potentiation of CMAP amplitude after voluntary(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize clinically and molecularly a large, non-chromosome 4-linked facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHMD) family. METHODS Neurological evaluations of affected (N = 55) and at-risk (N = 48) individuals were performed along with selected laboratory analyses, including creatine kinase testing, muscle biopsy, p13E-11 fragment(More)
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathies are a group of disorders exhibiting neurophysical, pathological and genetic heterogeneity. CMT2 is a diagnostic subtype of this group of disorders characterized by variable expression and age-of-onset and normal or slightly diminished nerve conduction velocities. Previously, linkage and heterogeneity had been(More)
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