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Muscular Dystrophies

Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol.101 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 101: Muscular Dystrophies discusses the pathogenesis and treatment prospects for muscular dystrophies. It summarizes the advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences, with an emphasis on their application to this group of muscle disorders and to their clinical implications. Starting with an overview of muscular dystrophies, the book’s 16 chapters discuss dystrophinopathies; sarcoglycanopathies; congenital muscular dystrophies; collagen VI-related myopathies; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A; dysferlinopathies; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32; and caveolinopathies. The book also covers myofibrillar myopathies; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes; oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy; myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2; and distal muscular dystrophies. This book is useful to basic investigators, as it offers an increased understanding of muscular dystrophies; and to clinicians, with its emphasis on issues that are relevant to the care, diagnosis, and management of patients with these disorders.

Hardbound, 284 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-045031-5


  • Foreword


    List of Contributors

    1. Overview of the muscular dystrophies

    2. Dystrophinopathies

    3. Sarcoglycanopathies

    4. Congenital muscular dystrophies

    5. The collagen VI-related myopathies: Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy

    6. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A

    7. Dysferlinopathies

    8. Other limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

    9. Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32

    10. Caveolinopathies: translational implications of caveolin-3 in skeletal and cardiac muscle disorders

    11. Myofibrillar myopathies

    12. Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

    13. Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes

    14. Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

    15. Myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2

    16. Distal muscular dystrophies



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