Mapping of the formin gene and exclusion as a candidate gene for the autosomal recessive form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.


Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) is a myopathy with clinical and transmission heterogeneity. The recessive form, LGMD2, has been recently mapped by linkage analysis to 15q. As an attempt to identify the gene involved in this pathology, we tested as candidate gene the LD locus, called LD for limb deformity. This gene has recently been identified and… (More)