BACKGROUND: Recently, mutations affecting different domains of dynamin-2 (DNM2) were associated alternatively with autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy or dominant intermediate (demyelinating and axonal) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type B. OBJECTIVE: To assess the etiologic role of DNM2 in CMT. METHODS: We performed a mutational screening of DNM2 exons 13 through 16 encoding the pleckstrin homology domain in a large series of CMT patients with a broad range of nerve conduction velocities and without mutations in more common genes. RESULTS: We identified two novel DNM2 mutations that cosegregated with purely axonal CMT in two pedigrees without clinical evidence of primary myopathy. CONCLUSION: Patients with axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 neuropathy without mutations in more common genes should undergo investigation for DNM2 pleckstrin homology.

Two novel mutations in dynamin-2 cause axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

FABRIZI, Gian Maria;FERRARINI, Moreno;CAVALLARO, Tiziana;CABRINI, Ilaria;CERINI, ROBERTO;BERTOLASI, LAURA;RIZZUTO, Nicolo'
2007

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BACKGROUND: Recently, mutations affecting different domains of dynamin-2 (DNM2) were associated alternatively with autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy or dominant intermediate (demyelinating and axonal) Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type B. OBJECTIVE: To assess the etiologic role of DNM2 in CMT. METHODS: We performed a mutational screening of DNM2 exons 13 through 16 encoding the pleckstrin homology domain in a large series of CMT patients with a broad range of nerve conduction velocities and without mutations in more common genes. RESULTS: We identified two novel DNM2 mutations that cosegregated with purely axonal CMT in two pedigrees without clinical evidence of primary myopathy. CONCLUSION: Patients with axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 neuropathy without mutations in more common genes should undergo investigation for DNM2 pleckstrin homology.
CMT; dynamin-2; hereditary neuropathy
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