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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 ...
A polymorphism in the MSH3 mismatch repair gene is associated with the levels of somatic instability of the expanded CTG repeat in the blood DNA of myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients
Somatic mosaicism of the expanded CTG repeat in myotonic dystrophy type 1 is age-dependent, tissuespecific and expansion-biased, contributing toward the tissue-specificity and progressive nature of the symptoms. Previously, ...