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37 children presenting with West's syndrome were studied by computerized tomography scanning. An abnormality consisting of diffuse cerebral atrophy, predominating in the fronto-temporal region, was demonstrated in 30 cases. The abnormality was sometimes associated with calcification (tuberous sclerosis) or malformation (agenesis of the corpus callosum). The(More)
BACKGROUND A 1.5-Mb microduplication containing the gene for peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) on chromosome 17p11.2-12 is responsible for 75% of cases of the demyelinating form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT1A). Methods for molecular diagnosis of CMT1A use Southern blot and/or amplification by PCR of polymorphic poly(AC) repeats (microsatellites)(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding calpain-3 (CAPN3) cause autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A) and idiopathic eosinophilic myositis. Accurate diagnosis and genetic counselling are based on the identification of disease-causing mutations on both alleles of CAPN3 in the patients. In the present study, we used transcriptional(More)