Possible Diverse Roles of Fukutin: More Than Basement Membrane Formation?


Fukutin is a gene responsible for Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) (Kobayashi et al. 1998). FCMD is associated with ocular and central nervous system (CNS) malformation characterized by cobblestone lissencephaly (Fukuyama et al. 1960; Osawa et al. 1997), and is included in -dystroglycanopathy, one of the groups of muscular dystrophy… (More)


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