Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies (DMD/DMB) are X-linked recessive diseases characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting, loss of motor skills and death after the second decade of life. Deletions are the most prevalent mutations that affect the dystrophin gene, which spans 79 exons. Objective: Identify deletions on the dystrophin gene in 58 patients affected with DMD. Methods: Through multiplex PCR identify deletions on the dystrophin gene in 58 patients with DMD and observe the frequency of this mutation in our population. Results: We found deletions in 1.72% of patients (1 of 58 persons). Deletions were not the principal cause of disease in our population. It is possible that duplications and point mutations caused this illness in our patients. Conclusions: The frequency of deletions in the 15 exons analyzed from the dystrophin gene was low. The predominant types of mutation in our patients' samples were not deletions as has been observed in the literature worldwide, therefore, it is important to determine other types of mutations as are duplications and point mutations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Deletion Analysis of 15 exons located outside and inside a "Hot Spot" in the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gene in Duchenne's Muscular dystrophy patients|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista ciencias de la salud|
|State||Published - 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health(social science)