Molecular genetic basis of proximal spinal muscular atrophy and experience in its pharmaceutical treatment

Molecular genetic basis of proximal spinal muscular atrophy and experience in its pharmaceutical... The review considers the original and published data on the molecular genetic basis of proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common monogenic neuromuscular disease. The structures of the SMN1 gene and SMN2 pseudogene, mutations distorting the SMN1 function, the structure and functions of the Smn neurotrophic protein, its role in biogenesis of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs), and the principles and problems of molecular diagnosis in SMA are described. Special consideration is given to the current approaches and prospects of gene and cell therapy of SMA, pharmacogenetic methods to correct the SMN2 function, and original results of long-term treatment of SMA patients with valproic acid drugs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Molecular genetic basis of proximal spinal muscular atrophy and experience in its pharmaceutical treatment

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Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by MAIK Nauka
Subject
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795408100049
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Abstract

The review considers the original and published data on the molecular genetic basis of proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common monogenic neuromuscular disease. The structures of the SMN1 gene and SMN2 pseudogene, mutations distorting the SMN1 function, the structure and functions of the Smn neurotrophic protein, its role in biogenesis of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs), and the principles and problems of molecular diagnosis in SMA are described. Special consideration is given to the current approaches and prospects of gene and cell therapy of SMA, pharmacogenetic methods to correct the SMN2 function, and original results of long-term treatment of SMA patients with valproic acid drugs.

Journal

Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2008

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