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Nat Genet. 2004 Nov;36(11):1162-4. Epub 2004 Oct 17.

Mutations in the desmosomal protein plakophilin-2 are common in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

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Max-Delbrüeck Center for Molecular Medicine, D-13092 Berlin-Buch, Germany.

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  • Nat Genet. 2005 Jan;37(1):106.

Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is associated with fibrofatty replacement of cardiac myocytes, ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. In 32 of 120 unrelated individuals with ARVC, we identified heterozygous mutations in PKP2, which encodes plakophilin-2, an essential armadillo-repeat protein of the cardiac desmosome. In two kindreds with ARVC, disease was incompletely penetrant in most carriers of PKP2 mutations.

PMID:
15489853
DOI:
10.1038/ng1461
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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