Identification of a novel sarcoglycan gene at 5q33 encoding a sarcolemmal 35 kDa glycoprotein.

@article{Nigro1996IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a novel sarcoglycan gene at 5q33 encoding a sarcolemmal 35 kDa glycoprotein.},
  author={Vincenzo Nigro and Giulio Piluso and Angela Belsito and Luisa Politano and Annibale A. Puca and Serenella Papparella and Edoardo Rossi and Giuseppe Viglietto and Maria Grazia Esposito and Ciro Abbondanza and Nicola Medici and Anna Maria Molinari and Gerardo Nigro and Giovanni Alfredo Puca},
  journal={Human molecular genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={1179-86}
}
Mutations in any of the genes encoding the alpha, beta or gamma-sarcoglycan components of dystrophin-associated glycoproteins result in both sporadic and familial cases of either limb-girdle muscular dystrophy or severe childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy. The collective name 'sarcoglycanopathies' has been proposed for these forms. We report the identification of a fourth member of the human sarcoglycan family. We named this novel cDNA delta-sarcoglycan. Its mRNA expression is… CONTINUE READING

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