Background POMT2 mutations have been identified in Walker-Warburg syndrome or muscle-eye-brain-like, but rarely in limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). Results Two POMT2 mutations, one null and one missense, were found in a patient with LGMD and mild mental impairment, no brain or ocular involvement, minor histopathological features, and slight reduction of α-dystroglycan (α-DG) glycosylation and α-DG laminin binding. Conclusions Our case, the fourth LGMD POMT2-mutated reported to date, provides further evidence of correlation between level of α-DG glycosylation and phenotype severity.
- Congenital muscular dystrophy
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy
- α-Dystroglycan glycosylation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health