Calpain-3 deficiency causes a mild muscular dystrophy in childhood.

Among our 20 families with LGMD2, 10 were documented to have muscle-specific calcium-activated neutral protease 3 (calpain-3) deficiency. Consanguinity was present in all. The current ages of the index cases were between 12 and 23 years, and there were additional nine members affected. Clinically, the patients showed mild courses; none of the cases below… CONTINUE READING