Disruption of muscle basal lamina in congenital muscular dystrophy with merosin deficiency.

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We studied three new cases of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) with homogeneous clinical and laboratory features, represented by congenital muscle hypotonia and weakness, early contractures, elevated serum CK, and dystrophic pattern at muscle biopsy, without clinical impairment of CNS. Merosin, the laminin isoform that contains the alpha 2 heavy chain… (More)

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