Altered glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan in neurons of Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy brains.


To test the hypothesis that the disruption of fukutin protein produces the brain pathology through hypoglycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan (alpha-DG), we immunostained Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) brains with an antibody that recognizes the polysaccharide epitope of alpha-DG. Immunoreactivity of the glia-limitans along the cortical surface… (More)


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