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Parental age effects, but no evidence for an intrauterine effect in the transmission of myotonic dystrophy type 1
(European Journal of Human Genetics p.1-8, 2014-07-23)
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is caused by the expansion of an unstable CTG repeat (g.17294_17296(45_1000)) with more repeats associated with increased disease severity and reduced age at onset. Expanded disease-associated ...
Identification and Functional Characterization of CLCN1 Mutations Found in Nondystrophic Myotonia Patients
Mutations in the gene coding for the skeletal muscle Cl− channel (CLCN1) lead to dominant or recessive myotonia. Here, we identified and characterized CLCN1 mutations in Costa Rican patients, who had been clinically diagnosed ...
Clinical and molecular diagnosis of a Costa Rican family with autosomal recessive myotonia congenital (Becker disease) carrying a new mutation in the CLCN1 gene
(Revista de Biología Tropical 56(1) p.1-11, 2006-08-18)
Myotonia congenita is a muscular disease characterized by myotonia, hypertrophy, and stiffness. It is inherited as either autosomal dominant or recessive known as Thomsen and Becker diseases, respectively. Here we confirm ...