PMP22 gene

posted on October 1, 2009 - 10:11am
The following story includes items about: Becker muscular dystrophy, centronuclear myopathy, type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, congenital muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, Miyoshi myopathy (distal muscular dystrophy), type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy, myotubular myopathy, nemaline myopathy, and spinal muscular atrophy

Neurotrophin 3 genes strengthened mice with a disease resembling CMT1A

posted on May 18, 2009 - 5:29pm
Zarife Sahenk at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues, found mice with a disease resembling type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) benefited from a transfer of genes for the neurotrophin 3 protein. CMT1A is caused by a duplication of the PMP22 gene. Jerry Mendell, who has received many MDA research grants and co-directs the MDA clinic at...