A DNA deletion in a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) has been delineated by restriction endonuclease mapping. The deletion is unusually small, removing six kilobases (kb) of DNA distal to pERT 87-1 (DXS164). This region has previously been shown to contain an exon of a candidate gene which, when defective, causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) or Becker muscular dystrophy. Removal of this exon and surrounding DNA is apparently sufficient, in this case, to cause a BMD phenotype....Expand abstract
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A small deletion in the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy locus--a functionally important region?
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