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Collagen VI is a major extracellular matrix (ECM) protein with a critical role in maintaining skeletal muscle functional integrity. Mutations in COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3 genes cause Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (UCMD), Bethlem Myopathy, and Myosclerosis. Moreover, Col6a1(-/-) mice and collagen VI deficient zebrafish display a myopathic phenotype.(More)
In a recent study the DVWA gene located on human chromosome 3p24.3 was identified as a susceptibility locus for knee osteoarthritis in Japanese and Chinese patients (Miyamoto, Y., Shi, D., Nakajima, M., Ozaki, K., Sudo, A., Kotani, A., Uchida, A., Tanaka, T., Fukui, N., Tsunoda, T., Takahashi, A., Nakamura, Y., Jiang, Q., Ikegawa, S., 2008. Common variants(More)
To gain insight into the pathogenesis of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) and whether there is progression from normal-to-adenoma-to-carcinoma, we performed genome-wide gene expression, gene methylation, microRNA expression and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis in human adrenocortical tissue (normal, adrenocortical adenomas and ACC) samples. A(More)
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