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Ann Neurol. 1992 Nov;32(5):707-10.

Severity of X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy correlates with size of the tandem CAG repeat in androgen receptor gene.

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Division of Neurology, Aichi Medical University, Japan.

Abstract

The genetic mutation of X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy is amplification of a polymorphic tandem CAG repeat in the androgen receptor gene. We studied this CAG repeat in 26 Japanese patients from 21 families with X-linked recessive bulbospinal neuronopathy. The number of CAG repeats was significantly correlated with the age at onset of limb muscular weakness (r = -0.596, p < 0.001) and age-adjusted scored disability (r = 0.446, p < 0.03). The length of the CAG repeat therefore seems to be a determinant factor of clinical severity.

PMID:
1449253
DOI:
10.1002/ana.410320517
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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