Elastic Proteins in the Flight Muscle of Manduca sexta.
Chicago, United States. In Arch Biochem Biophys, 17 Feb 2015
Analysis of the gene sequence showed that all 4 putative Sallimus and kettin isoforms could be explained as products of alternative splicing of the single sls gene.
Tackling the achilles' heel of genetic testing.
Oxford, United Kingdom. In Sci Transl Med, 14 Feb 2015
Assigning pathogenicity to rare genetic variants is at its hardest with the enormous titin gene, but comprehensive genomic analysis makes the task more tractable (Roberts et al., this issue).
The Structure and Regulation of Human Muscle α-Actinin.
Vienna, Austria. In Cell, 04 Jan 2015
The structure provides insight into the phosphoinositide-based mechanism controlling its interaction with sarcomeric proteins such as titin, lays a foundation for studying the impact of pathogenic mutations at molecular resolution, and is likely to be broadly relevant for the regulation of spectrin-like proteins.
Genetic basis of limb-girdle muscular dystrophies: the 2014 update.
Napoli, Italy. In Acta Myol, May 2014
The autosomal recessive forms (LGMD2) are: LGMD2A (calpain 3), LGMD2B (dysferlin), LGMD2C (γ sarcoglycan), LGMD2D (α sarcoglycan), LGMD2E (β sarcoglycan), LGMD2F (δ sarcoglycan), LGMD2G (telethonin), LGMD2H (TRIM32), LGMD2I (FKRP), LGMD2J (titin), LGMD2K (POMT1), LGMD2L (anoctamin 5), LGMD2M (fukutin), LGMD2N (POMT2), LGMD2O (POMTnG1), LGMD2P (dystroglycan), LGMD2Q (plectin), LGMD2R (desmin), LGMD2S (TRAPPC11), LGMD2T (GMPPB), LGMD2U (ISPD), LGMD2V (Glucosidase, alpha ), LGMD2W (PINCH2).
Pathogenic mechanisms in centronuclear myopathies.
London, United Kingdom. In Front Aging Neurosci, 2013
The most common forms of congenital myopathies with central nuclei have been attributed to X-linked recessive mutations in the MTM1 gene encoding myotubularin ("X-linked myotubular myopathy"), autosomal-dominant mutations in the DNM2 gene encoding dynamin-2 and the BIN1 gene encoding amphiphysin-2 (also named bridging integrator-1, BIN1, or SH3P9), and autosomal-recessive mutations in BIN1, the RYR1 gene encoding the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor, and the TTN gene encoding titin.