Identification and characterization of a novel member of the dystrobrevin gene family

Annibale Alessandro Puca, Vincenzo Nigro, Giulio Piluso, Angela Belsito, Simone Sampaolo, Nandita Quaderi, Elena Rossi, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Andrea Ballabio, Brunella Franco

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A new member of the dystrobrevin gene family was identified using a bioinformatics approach. Sequence analysis indicates that this gene, named DTN-B, is highly homologous to the rabbit A0, the previously described dystrobrevin (DTN), Torpedo 87 kDa and to the C-terminus of dystrophin. The coiled-coil domain, shown to be the site of interaction between dystrobrevins and dystrophin, is highly conserved. Immunostaining studies indicate that DTN-B and DTN expression is absent in affected muscle fibers from DMD patients and carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 20 1998


  • Dystrobrevin
  • Dystrobrevin B
  • Dystrophin associated protein
  • Monoclonal antibody A0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology


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