Human Genetics

, Volume 97, Issue 5, pp 693–694

A novel emerin mutation in a Japanese patient with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

Rapid Communication


Sequencing of theSTA gene in a patient with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy showed a 1-bp deletion of C at nucleotide 672 or 673. This deletion causes a frameshift, changing the amino acid sequence (amino acids 206–235) and generating an early stop codon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Faculty of MedicineKyushu University 60FukuokaJapan

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