Elevata incidenza di ritardo mentale in pazienti affetti da distrofia di duchenne e delezione nel dominio distale del gene: Effetti della mancata espressione della apo-distrofina Dp 140?

Translated title of the contribution: Mental retardation in duchenne muscular dystrophy patients deleted in the distal domain of the gene: Effect of unexpressed Dp 140 apo-dystrophin?

G. Felisari, F. Martinelli, M. Robotti, A. C. Turconi, A. Salandi, M. Lai, G. P. Comi, N. Bresolin

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Cognitive impairment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) represents a common feature of the clinical picture. Apodystrophin Dp 140 is a recently isolated brain-specific fetal isoform coded in the distal part of the gene, commonly deleted in DMD, and its lack is supposed to account for intellectual impairment early in development. In order to test this hypothesis we reviewed 70 DMD patients: statistical comparison between full IQ (FIQ) levels in the group with proximal deletion (D1+D2, see text for details) and the one with distal deletions (D3, including the region for Dp 140 synthesis) resulted significant (p

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalSAGGI - Neuropsicologia Infantile Psicopedagogia Riabilitazione
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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