A novel desmin mutation leading to autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy: distinct histopathological outcomes compared with desminopathies.

Cetin N., Balci-Hayta B., Gundesli H., KORKUSUZ P., PURALI N., TALİM B., ...More

Journal of medical genetics, vol.50, no.7, pp.437-43, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2012-101487
  • Journal Name: Journal of medical genetics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-43
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background Autosomal recessive limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2) is a heterogeneous group of myopathies characterised by progressive muscle weakness involving proximal muscles of the shoulder and pelvic girdles including at least 17 different genetic entities. Additional loci have yet to be identified as there are families which are unlinked to any of the known loci. Here we have investigated a consanguineous family with LGMD2 with two affected individuals in order to identify the causative gene defect.