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Neuromuscul Disord. 2001 Mar;11(2):139-45.

A new dysferlin gene mutation in two Japanese families with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B and Miyoshi myopathy.

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Third Department of Internal Medicine, Oita Medical University, 1-1, Oita 879-5593, Hasama, Japan.

Abstract

We found a new dysferlin gene mutation in two Japanese families, one with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B and the other with Miyoshi myopathy. All patients in the limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2B family showed apparent proximal dominant muscle atrophy and weakness, whereas a patient with Miyoshi myopathy in the second family showed distal muscle involvement at an early stage. The common clinical feature of all patients in both families was preferential involvement of calf muscles rather than the tibialis anterior muscle, which was confirmed by muscle computed tomography scan. All patients in both families shared the same homozygous alleles for chromosome 2p13 markers, and dysferlin gene analysis revealed a novel missense mutation, a G to A transition at nt 5882, which changed aspartic acid to asparagine at codon 1837. Allele-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis was used for confirmation of the mutation and for genotype analysis of the family members.

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