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Identification of the Gene Responsible for a New Form of Adult Muscular Dystrophy, University Of Montreal Study


1/22/2010 7:52:37 AM

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2010) — A study published in the January 21 online edition the American Journal of Human Genetics, allowed the first identification of a new form of adult onset muscular dystrophy. The research team led by Dr. Bernard Brais, neurogeneticist at the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM) and associate professor, Université de Montréal, in collaboration with European collaborators, demonstrated that recessive ANO5 mutations will lead to abnormal membrane repair of muscle fibers.

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