Journal article

SEPN1: Associated with congenital fiber-type disproportion and insulin resistance

NF Clarke, W Kidson, S Quijano-Roy, B Estournet, A Ferreiro, P Guicheney, JI Manson, AJ Kornberg, LK Shield, KN North

Annals of Neurology | WILEY | Published : 2006


OBJECTIVE: Our first objective was to determine whether SEPN1 gene mutations are a cause of congenital fiber-type disproportion (CFTD), a rare form of congenital myopathy in which relative hypotrophy of type 1 (slow twitch) muscle fibers is the principal abnormality on histology. Second, we investigated an association between SEPN1-related myopathy and insulin resistance. METHODS: We sequenced SEPN1 in five unrelated CFTD patients with scoliosis and respiratory muscle weakness and screened an additional 22 CFTD patients for abnormalities in SEPN1 by Western blotting and restriction digest for the 943G-->A mutation. We performed oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs) in eight SEPN1-related myop..

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