Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy is an inherited condition that predominantly affects the muscles, brain, and eyes. Congenital muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic conditions that cause muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) beginning very early in life.. Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy affects the skeletal muscles, which are muscles the body uses for movement. The first signs of the disorder appear in early infancy and include a weak cry, poor feeding, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia). Weakness of the facial muscles often leads to a distinctive facial appearance including droopy eyelids (ptosis) and an open mouth. In childhood, muscle weakness and joint deformities (contractures) restrict movement and interfere with the development of motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking.. Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy also impairs brain development. People with this condition have a brain abnormality called cobblestone lissencephaly, in which the surface of the brain ...
Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), one of the most common autosomal recessive disorders in the Japanese population, is characterized by congenital muscular dystrophy in combination with cortical dysgenesis (micropolygyria). Recently, we identified, on chromosome 9q31, the gene responsible for FCMD, which encodes a novel 461 amino acid protein which we have termed fukutin. Most FCMD-bearing chromosomes examined to date (87%) have been derived from a single ancestral founder, whose mutation consisted of a 3 kb retrotransposal insertion in the 3′ non-coding region of the fukutin gene. FCMD is the first human disease known to be caused primarily by an ancient retrotransposal integration. We undertook a systematic analysis of the FCMD gene in 107 unrelated patients, and identified four novel non-founder mutations in five of them: one missense, one nonsense, one L1 insertion and a 1 bp insertion. The frequency of severe phenotypes, including Walker-Walberg syndrome-like ...
Mutations in human and/or mouse homologs are associated with this disease. Synonyms: Leyden-Moebius muscular dystrophy; LGMD2A; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy due to calpain deficiency; muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle, type 2A; pelvofemoral muscular dystrophy; primary calpainopathy
Various muscular dystrophies are associated with the defective glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan and are known to result from mutations in genes encoding glycosyltransferases. Fukutin-related protein (FKRP) was identified as a homolog of fukutin, the defective protein in Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), that is thought to function as a glycosyltransferase. Mutations in FKRP have been linked to a variety of phenotypes including Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS), limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2I and congenital muscular dystrophy 1C (MDC1C). Zebrafish are a useful animal model to reveal the mechanism of these diseases caused by mutations in FKRP gene. Downregulating FKRP expression in zebrafish by two different morpholinos resulted in embryos which had developmental defects similar to those observed in human muscular dystrophies associated with mutations in FKRP. The FKRP morphants showed phenotypes involving alterations in somitic structure and muscle fiber organization, ...
Skeletal muscle disorders including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy, Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy, Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy, Myotonia Congenita, and Friedrichs Ataxia are often associated with underlying cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle). In patients with muscular dystrophies, it is critical for patients to be evaluated for and treated for heart muscle disease. Depending on the type of underlying disease, the form, severity and time-course of heart muscle disease can be variable. Treatment of heart muscle disease can prevent worsening symptoms, prevent arrhythmias including sudden death, and improve quality of life in patients with muscular dystrophy.. At Stanfords Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, we work closely with our colleagues in Pediatric and Adult Neurology (MDA Clinic), Genetics, ...
Mutations in human and/or mouse homologs are associated with this disease. Synonyms: LGMD2M; MDDGC4; muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (limb-girdle) type C 4
Glycosylation is the most frequent modification of proteins and is important for many ligand-receptor interactions. Recently, defects in protein glycosylation have been linked to several forms of congenital muscular dystrophy that are frequently associated with brain abnormalities. Muscle-eye-brain disease and Walker-Warburg syndrome are caused by mutations in enzymes involved in O-mannosylation, whereas Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy and congenital muscular dystrophy type 1C are caused by mutations in genes that encode putative glycosyltransferases. The common factor in these disorders is defective processing and maturation of a protein called adystroglycan. This is thought to disrupt the link between a-dystroglycan and components of the extracellular matrix, and result in muscle disease and, in many cases, a neuronal-migration disorder.. ...
MalaCards based summary : Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Without Intellectual Disability, also known as congenital muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy without intellectual disability, is related to congenital muscular dystrophy due to dystroglycanopathy and congenital muscular dystrophy with intellectual disability. An important gene associated with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Without Intellectual Disability is CRPPA (CDP-L-Ribitol Pyrophosphorylase A), and among its related pathways/superpathways is Mannose type O-glycan biosynthesis. Affiliated tissues include skeletal muscle, eye and brain, and related phenotypes are congenital muscular dystrophy and neonatal hypotonia ...
PATHOGENESIS AND THERAPY OF THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES Release Date: March 20, 1998 PA NUMBER: PA-98-044 P.T. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases PURPOSE The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) encourage investigator-initiated research grant applications to study the pathogenesis and therapy of the various forms of muscular dystrophy in children and adults. Responses to this program announcement may include studies in appropriate animal models or preclinical or clinical studies in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), myotonic dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EMD), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), or other forms of muscular dystrophy. HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000 The ...
Humans and mice with deficiency of the alpha2 subunit of the basement membrane protein laminin-2/merosin suffer from merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MCMD). We have expressed a human laminin alpha2 chain transgene under the regulation of a muscle-specific creatine kinase promoter in …
Because of special circumstances present in Utah a study has been initiated which has as its object the investigation of diseases of muscle, especially progressive muscular dystrophy. Dr. Samuel C. Baldwin, an orthopedist recently deceased at the age of 90, initiated the local interest in this disorder. Dr. Baldwin himself studied a number of patients and with Dr. Fayette E. Stephens made valuable observations concerning the inheritance of this condition. The total incidence of dystrophy and other diseases of muscle in the area is unknown but there are many cases of muscular dystrophy in the local population. No data are ...
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of employing double transplantations of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) and umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UMSC) in the treatment of progressive muscular dystrophy (PMD). METHODS A total of 82 cases were treated by the double transplantations of BMSC and CB-MSC. They were diagnosed by clinical manifestations, CK, LDH, genetic analysis, electromyography, MRI and pathologic examination of biopsied muscle specimens from July 2007 to July 2008. Control group was self-made at before and after treatment and cases were followed up for 3 - 12 months. treatment method: Eighty-two patients underwent the double transplantations of bone mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) and human umbilical cord blood MSC (CB-MSC). (1) BMSC: 80 - 150 ml bone marrow sample was collected through a puncture at bilateral posterior superior iliac spine. Ficoll density gradient centrifuge was employed to separate individual monocyte for induced differentiation. (2) CB-MSC:
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Table 3.1 shows a list of some of the more common or prototypical neuromuscular disorders which can affect the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles. As can be seen, respiratory muscle weakness can be caused by a large and diverse number of diseases acting at different levels of the nervous system, including the central nervous system, the spinal cord, the nerves, the neuromuscular junction, and the muscle. In principal, gene therapy could be used to treat several of these conditions, either by correcting an underlying genetic defect or by supplying some other therapeutic gene product. For the purposes of this chapter, we will limit our discussion to disorders which are potentially treatable by gene transfer to the muscle itself,. Table 3.1 Neuromuscular Disorders Affecting Respiratory Muscle Function Muscular Dystrophies. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Becker Muscular Dystrophy Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Myotonic Dystrophy. Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Congenital Muscular Dystrophy ...
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There are many types of muscular dystrophies, all of which are progressive, degenerative genetic disorders. One type is Beckers muscular dystrophy, which involves slowly worsening muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis and which can lead to cardiomyopathy, deformities, respiratory failure, and permanent disability. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, another type, is also characterized by progressive muscle weakness, first affecting the muscles around the shoulder girdle and hips and possibly affecting other muscles as the disorder progresses. Complications of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy can include abnormal heart rhythms, joint contractures, difficulties with activities of daily living, significant loss of mobility, and permanent disability. There is no cure for muscular dystrophies. Current treatments, such as steroids, mobility aids, physical therapy, and respiratory care, can decrease some of the complications, but there is a clear need for a curative therapy.. The genetic basis of muscular ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical outcomes after cardiac transplantation in muscular dystrophy patients. AU - Wu, Roland S.. AU - Gupta, Sachin. AU - Brown, Robert N.. AU - Yancy, Clyde W.. AU - Wald, Joyce W.. AU - Kaiser, Patricia. AU - Kirklin, Nicole M.. AU - Patel, Parag C.. AU - Markham, David W.. AU - Drazner, Mark H.. AU - Garry, Daniel J.. AU - Mammen, Pradeep P A. PY - 2010/4/1. Y1 - 2010/4/1. N2 - Background: Patients with muscular dystrophy are at risk of developing a dilated cardiomyopathy and can progress to advanced heart failure. At present, it is not known whether such patients can safely undergo cardiac transplantation. Methods: This was a retrospective review of the Cardiac Transplant Research Database, a multi-institutional registry of 29 transplant centers in the United States, from the years 1990 to 2005. The post-cardiac transplant outcomes of 29 patients with muscular dystrophy were compared with 275 non-muscular dystrophy patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, matched for ...
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Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy causes weakening of the muscles and a loss of muscle bulk. This type of muscular dystrophy normally begins in your shoulders and hips, but it might likewise take place in your legs and neck. You may discover it hard to get up from a chair, pace stairs, and bring heavy products if you have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. You may likewise stumble and fall more easily.. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy affects both males and women. The majority of people with this kind of muscular dystrophy are disabled by age 20. Nevertheless, many have a normal life expectancy.. ...
Description: The protein encoded by this gene is a putative transmembrane protein that is localized to the cis-Golgi compartment, where it may be involved in the glycosylation of alpha-dystroglycan in skeletal muscle. The encoded protein is thought to be a glycosyltransferase and could play a role in brain development. Defects in this gene are a cause of Fukuyama-type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2M (LGMD2M), and dilated cardiomyopathy type 1X (CMD1X). Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene ...
MalaCards based summary : Lama2 Muscular Dystrophy, also known as laminin α2 chain-deficiency, is related to muscular dystrophy and congenital muscular dystrophy type 1a. An important gene associated with Lama2 Muscular Dystrophy is LAMA2 (Laminin Subunit Alpha 2). Affiliated tissues include skeletal muscle ...
Led by Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the study provides the first proof of concept that manipulating the activity of this gene enhances the regeneration of the dystrophic muscle to a level where strength is visibly improved. For example, the mice were able to run on a treadmill for a longer time period and at a faster pace. This line of research will now be further developed and scientists aim to one day apply the treatment to patients with chronic muscle wasting such as muscular dystrophy.. Muscular dystrophy is a devastating and incurable condition. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - the deadliest form of the muscle-wasting disease - is caused by mutations in a gene which eventually cause muscle fibres to become damaged and waste away.. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is characterised by repeated cycles of muscle damage and repair, resulting in exhaustion of the muscle repair cells. It affects one in 3,500 boys and normally proves fatal by early ...
|p| Muscular dystrophy represents a group of more than 30 inherited diseases that are characterized by muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass over time caused by genetic alterations. Even though more than 30 years have passed since the discovery of the first protein involved in a type of muscular dystrophy, there is no cure for these conditions yet.|br /| |br /| This book aims to provide an overview of the recent advances in the muscular dystrophy field addressing the cellular and molecular basis of muscular dystrophy, signaling pathways involved in skeletal muscle remodeling, miRNA profiling, serum, inflammatory and regenerative biomarkers. This book will discuss the currently available and innovative molecular techniques used for muscular dystrophy diagnosis (muscle biopsy, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), CGH-array, next-generation sequencing) as well as newest therapeutic approaches for different types of muscular dystrophies.|/p| |p| This book will be of great
Kava M, Chitayat D, Blaser S, Ray PN, Vajsar J. Eye and brain abnormalities in congenital muscular dystrophies caused by fukutin-related protein gene (FKRP) mutations. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Nov; 49(5):374-8 ...
Muscle-eye-brain disease is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, retinal hypoplasia and brain abnormalities. MEB disease belongs to the group of inherited congenital muscular dystrophies (CMDs) and presents a close resemblance to Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) and Walker-Warburg congenital muscular dystrophy.
To address some of the key challenges among patients with congenital muscular dystrophy type Ullrich with an aim of developing temporary treatment approaches, doctors need to appreciate complication that characterizes the life experience of the patients. In reference to Bolduc paper and Shens publications, I have highlighted these challenges that are key in defining the modifications of treatment protocols.. First, living with a genetic disease means a lifetime experience of treatment and medical attention, an experience that mostly characterizes the lives of patients with congenital muscular dystrophy type Ullrich (UCMD). The condition is common among children in their early childhood stages and is characterized by severe disorders that arise from weakened muscles. Bolduc paper appreciates that the condition does not have permanent treatments, a position that poses a significant challenge to the health of the patients.. Another equally great concern among the patients is the financial ...
ENCODES a protein that exhibits acetylglucosaminyltransferase activity (ortholog); protein O-GlcNAc transferase activity (ortholog); INVOLVED IN neuron migration (ortholog); protein O-linked glycosylation (ortholog); protein O-linked mannosylation (ortholog); ASSOCIATED WITH Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 24 (ortholog); congenital muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy type A8 (ortholog); Perinatal Death (ortholog); FOUND IN endoplasmic reticulum (ortholog); endoplasmic reticulum membrane (ortholog); integral component of membrane (ortholog)
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The muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases that severely affect children and adults. For sufferers and their family, the illness presents enormous physical and psychological challenges. Written specifically for people with muscular dystrophy and their families, this new edition of Muscular dystrophy: the facts answers many of the questions asked about how and why it occurs, and how it will affect the life of a recently diagnosed child. Throughout, the different types of muscular dystrophy are described with a minimum of technical jargon. Questions relating to exercise, physiotherapy, surgery, and the emotional effects of the diseases are answered, and advice given on the problems of schooling and choice of career. Since publication of the 1st edition, the genes for almost all the different types of dystrophy have been identified, enabling prevention through genetic counselling, and relieving some of the worry for affected families. Drawn from his many years of experience treating ...
Muscular Dystrophy What is muscular dystrophy? Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a broad term that describes a genetic (inherited) disorder of the muscles. Muscular dystrophy causes the muscles in the body to become very weak. The muscles break down and are replaced with fatty deposits over time. Other health problems commonly associated with muscular dystrophy include the following: Heart problems Scoliosis. A lateral, or sideways, curvature and rotation of the back bones (vertebrae), giving the appearance th...
A low-dose regimen of ataluren (formerly called PTC124), an experimental drug developed by PTC Therapeutics to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) or Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) caused by a certain type of genetic mutation, is superior to a high-dose regimen or a placebo.PTC announced the findings at the 15th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, held in Kumamoto, Japan, Oct. 12-16, 2010, and in an Oct. 15 press release. (See Pivotal Data Presented at the World Muscle Society Congress Suggest Ataluren Slows the Loss of Walking Ability in Patients with Nonsense Mutation Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy.). Read More ...
Affects disease muscular dystrophy on different muscle groups and causes weakness of the muscles to varying degrees. muscular dystrophy type Duchenne (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy): is the most common types of muscular dystrophy and the severity of the most part. Affects about one child out of 3,500 males (For girls They are carrying the gene responsible…
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Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Available Application Deadline:. Friday, May 6, 2016 (5pm PST) The training program is open to any UCLA predoctoral (Ph.D. graduate student) or postdoctoral fellow who is a US citizen or permanent resident and whose research interest focuses on muscle cell biology and disease with an emphasis on muscular dystrophy. Muscle cell biology is an area of exciting growth in translational medicine. The muscular dystrophies are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by progressive muscle degeneration. Translational research in the muscular dystrophies is expanding, as academic and industry partnerships yield new potential treatments that are currently being assessed in clinics around the world. The goal of the Muscle Cell Biology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics program is to capitalize on the momentum that arose from this explosion of translational research. The training program will capitalize on and bridge the talents of ...
Muscular dystrophy leads to progressive loss of function in all muscles during childhood and adolescence, including the heart. The usual method to evaluate the heart is echocardiography, emphasizing few parameters. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is not as widely available as echocardiography, but early changes can be detected before they become visible on echocardiography. In this study, the investigators compare the methods of measuring heart function in order to find the best measurements for follow up and to see how fast the degenerative changes occur in the hearts of patients with muscular dystrophy ...
In an attempt to head off the sort of controversy that has followed other companies unforced price raises, the company has also promised that Emflaza will be made free for poorer patients through its assistance program, and its confident that insurance companies will cover the bulk of the drugs costs. We hope that this treatment option will benefit many patients with DMD.. For the last two decades, patients have been buying deflazacort from other countries ever since clinical trials demonstrated its effectiveness for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy.. DMD is the most common type of muscular dystrophy. The first symptoms are usually seen between 3 and 5 years of age and worsen over time.. People who have DMD eventually lose the ability to carry out activities on their own and are wheelchair bound by the time they reach their early teen years. As the disease progresses, life-threatening heart and respiratory conditions can occur. It is more common among boys than among girls. Marathon had ...
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PURPOSE We investigated the prognostic utility of onset age at first signs and symptoms (SS) to predict onset age at loss of ambulation (LOA) for childhood-onset Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies (DBMD). METHODS Our cohort comprised male cases with DBMD ascertained by the population-based Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STARnet). Adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models for associations between onset ages of first SS and LOA. Covariates controlled for were corticosteroid use, family history of DBMD, birth year, race/ethnicity, and MD STARnet site. Onset age at first SS was considered as a continuous and as a categorical variable. RESULTS A one-year increase in onset age at first SS was significantly associated with a 10% reduction in annual risk of LOA (HR = 0.90, CI = 0.87-0.94). Treating onset age at first SS as a categorical variable yielded a similar association (≥ 5 ...
ABCG2, ATP-binding cassette, sub-family G (WHITE), member 2; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; αsg, α-sarcoglycan; bg, natural killer (NK) cell-deficient mice (beige); BM, bone marrow; BMD, Becker muscular dystrophy; BMSCs, bone marrow-derived stem cells; BMT, bone marrow transplantation; βsg, β-sarcoglycan; c-MYC, cellular myelocytomatosis oncogene; cDNA, complementary DNA; Cxcr4, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4; DMD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy; ESCs, embryonic stem cells; FACS, fluorescence-activated cell sorting; Flk1, fetal liver kinase 1; GFP, green fluorescent protein; GLP-GMP, good laboratory practice-good manufacturing practice; GRMD, Golden Retriever muscular dystrophy; Gy, Gray (unit); HCT, haemopoietic cell transplantation; hMADS, human multi-potent adipose-derived stem cells; HLA, human leukocyte antigen; Hmgb1, high mobility group box 1; IGF1, Insulin-like growth factor 1; iPS, induced pluripotent stem cells; KLF4, Kruppel-like factor 4; KO, knockout; KSN, mice strain with high ...
The musculary dystrophies are a group of diseases characterized by progressive degeneration and/or loss of muscle fibers that result in loss of muscle strength. All or nearly all of them have a hereditary origin but details of the type of genetic defect and of the prognosis for the disease vary from type to type. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form, though there are at least 6 other forms of the disease. Several million people throughout the world have a form of muscular dystrophy. In the United States, it is estimated that 250,000 suffer from a form of muscular dystrophy.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited (genetic) disorder of the muscles. It is called a neuromuscular disease. There are several types. Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a rare type.
Muscular dystrophies are heritable, heterogeneous neuromuscular disorders and include Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD and BMD, respectively). DMD patients exhibit progressive muscle weakness and atrophy followed by exhaustion of muscular regenerative capacity, fibrosis, and eventually disruption of the muscle tissue architecture. In-frame mutations in the dystrophin gene lead to expression of a partially functional protein, resulting in the milder BMD. No effective therapies are available at present. Cell-based therapies have been attempted in an effort to promote muscle regeneration, with the hope that the host cells would repopulate the muscle and improve muscle function and pathology. Injection of adult myoblasts has led to the development of new muscle fibers, but several limitations have been identified, such as poor cell survival and limited migratory ability. As an alternative to myoblasts, stem cells were considered preferable for therapeutic applications because of their ...
Background: Obtaining an adequate number of patients to conduct a natural history study for rare diseases such as Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is difficult. Objectives: The present study used data from Remudy, a national registry for neuromuscular
In humans, mutations in the lama2 gene, which encodes laminin a2, cause merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy 1A MDC1A , one subset of a broad
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