BACKGROUND The human ether-a-go-go-related gene (HERG) encodes the α-subunit of rapidly activating delayed-rectifier potassium channels. Mutations in this gene cause long QT syndrome type 2 (LQT2). In most cases, mutations reduce the stability of the channel protein, which can be restored by heat shock (HS). METHODS We identified the novel mutant… (More)
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Cheiromegaly is an extremely rare syndrome characterized by unilateral hand hypertrophy with hyperhydrosis. Unilateral foot hypertrophy has been described as podomegaly. Cheiromegaly/podomegaly is usually seen in patients with syringomyelia. Although the underlying pathophysiology remains unknown, it is speculated that chronic cervical cord injury including… (More)