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A new mutation in the myophosphorylase gene (Asn684Tyr) in a Spanish patient with McArdle's disease.


PMID 10382911

Abstract

We have identified a novel missense mutation, an A-T transition at codon 684 in exon 17, changing an encoded asparagine to a tyrosine (Asn684Tyr) in a Spanish patient with typical McArdle's disease. The patient was a compound heterozygote, with a previously-described mutation (Gly204Ser) on the other allele. This report expands the molecular genetic heterogeneity in McArdle's disease, emphasizes the presence of private mutations in specific ethnic groups, and indicates that geographic origin must be considered before undertaking DNA analysis for diagnosis.

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