Genetics and Epigenetics of Progressive Fascioscapulohumeral (Landouzy–Dejerine) Muscular Dystrophy

Genetics and Epigenetics of Progressive Fascioscapulohumeral (Landouzy–Dejerine) Muscular... Landouzy–Dejerine muscular dystrophy is a rare hereditary disease with prevalence of 0.9 to 1.4 in 100000. Clinically the disease is characterized by weakness and atrophy of the facial and shoulder girdle muscles. It is caused by partial deletion of the 3.3-kb subtelomeric D4Z4 repeat on chromosome 4 (locus 4q35). This paper presents a critical review of the literature data and hypotheses explaining molecular mechanisms of progressive fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Genetics and Epigenetics of Progressive Fascioscapulohumeral (Landouzy–Dejerine) Muscular Dystrophy

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Biomedicine; Human Genetics
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