Glycosylation defects in muscular dystrophies.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW Congenital disorders of glycosylation are caused by defects in the synthesis of the glycan moiety of glycoproteins or other glycoconjugates. There has been a great explosion in the number of neuromuscular diseases caused by mutations in genes that affect carbohydrate metabolism or protein glycosylation. A common defect in these disorders… CONTINUE READING