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Neuromuscul Disord. 2002 Nov;12(9):869-73.

A novel homozygous missense mutation in the myotubularin-related protein 2 gene associated with recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease with irregularly folded myelin sheaths.

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  • 1Department of Molecular Genetics, Flanders Interuniversity Institute of Biotechnology (VIB), Born-Bunge Foundation (BBS), University of Antwerp (UIA), Antwerp, Belgium.

Abstract

Mutations in the myotubularin-related protein 2 gene on chromosome 11q22 are known to cause autosomal recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease with irregularly folded myelin sheaths. We screened the coding region of the myotubularin-related protein 2 gene in a Turkish consanguineous Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease family compatible with linkage to chromosome 11q22. A homozygous cytosine to thymine missense mutation at nucleotide position 847, resulting in an amino acid substitution of arginine to tryptophan at codon 283, was detected in exon 9 of the MTMR2 gene. This is the second homozygous missense mutation associated with recessive Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease with focally folded myelin sheaths.

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