Nemaline myopathy

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Nemaline myopathy

Nemaline myopathy is a disorder that primarily affects skeletal muscles, which are muscles that the body uses for movement. People with nemaline myopathy have muscle weakness (myopathy) throughout the body, but it is typically most severe in the muscles of the face, neck, and limbs. This weakness can worsen over time. Affected individuals may have feeding and swallowing difficulties, foot deformities, abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis), and joint deformities (contractures). Mutations in at least six genes can cause nemaline myopathy. Some individuals with nemaline myopathy do not have an identified mutation. The genetic cause of the disorder is unknown in these individuals. Nemaline myopathy is usually inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Less often, this condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.

Nemaline myopathy is divided into six types. You can search for information about a particular type of nemaline myopathy from the GARD Home page. Enter the name of the condition in the GARD search box and then select the type from the drop down menu.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Nemaline myopathy" returned 59 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Biallelic Mutations in MYPN, Encoding Myopalladin, Are Associated with Childhood-Onset, Slowly Progressive Nemaline Myopathy.
 

Author(s): Satoko Miyatake, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Yukiko K Hayashi, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav, Atsuko Nishikawa, Eriko Koshimizu, Mikiya Suzuki, Kana Yatabe, Yuzo Tanaka, Katsuhisa Ogata, Satoshi Kuru, Masaaki Shiina, Yoshinori Tsurusaki, Mitsuko Nakashima, Takeshi Mizuguchi, Noriko Miyake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Kazuhiro Ogata, Mitsuru Kawai, Jeffrey Towbin, Ikuya Nonaka, Ichizo Nishino, Naomichi Matsumoto

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2017 Jan;100(1):169-178.

 

Nemaline myopathy (NM) is a common form of congenital nondystrophic skeletal muscle disease characterized by muscular weakness of proximal dominance, hypotonia, and respiratory insufficiency but typically not cardiac dysfunction. Wide variation in severity has been reported. Intranuclear ...

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2016

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Adult-onset Nemaline Myopathy Coexisting With Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Lingling Cao, Yanling Wang, Xiaofeng Liu, Yanxia Hu, Nianchun Li, Guoping Qiu, Yun Luo, Weidong Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(4):e2527.

 

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorder which is characterized by fluctuating muscle fatigue. However, the association of MG with nemaline myopathy is rarely reported. Here we report a case of MG coexisting with adult-onset nemaline myopathy. A 55-year-old ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2016

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Potential causes of sudden cardiac death in nemaline myopathy.
 

Author(s): Josef Finsterer, Marlies Frank

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Last Updated: 29 Sep 2015

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The terms "Nemaline myopathy" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe congenital nemaline myopathy with primary pulmonary lymphangiectasia: unusual clinical presentation and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Jariya Waisayarat, Chinnawut Suriyonplengsaeng, Chaiyos Khongkhatithum, Mana Rochanawutanon

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Nemaline myopathy is a rare genetic muscle disorder defined by the presence of nemaline rods in the muscle fibre sarcoplasm. Congenital nemaline myopathy is the most serious form of the disease's spectrum.

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2015

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HIV-related neuromuscular diseases: nemaline myopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and bibrachial amyotrophic diplegia.
 

Author(s): L P Rowland

Journal: Acta Myol. 2011 Jun;30(1):29-31.

 

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes diverse disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Rarely, polymyositis and myoglobinuria are seen. Two other neuromuscular syndromes in people with HIV antibodies are nemaline myopathy and bibrachial amyotrophic diplegia, ...

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2011

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Nemaline myopathy: current concepts. The ENMC International Consortium and Nemaline Myopathy.
 

Author(s): K N North, N G Laing, C Wallgren-Pettersson

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1997 Sep;34(9):705-13.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 1998

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Congenital Muscle Disease Study of Patient and Family Reported Medical Information
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (Including Unspecified/Undiagnosed); Dystroglycanopathy; Congenital Fiber Type Disproportion; Rigid Spine Muscular Dystrophy; Congenital Myopathy (Including Unspecified/Undiagnosed); Collagen VI CMD (Ullrich CMD, Intermediate, Bethlem Myopathy); Laminin Alpha 2 Related Congenital Muscular Dystrophy; LAMA2-CMD/Merosin Deficient/MDC1A; Walker-Warburg Syndrome; Muscle-Eye-Brain Disease; Fukuyama/Fukutin Related Muscular Dystrophy; Integrin Alpha 7 Deficiency; Integrin Alpha 9 Deficiency; LMNA-CMD/Lamin A/C/Laminopathy; SEPN1-Related Myopathy; Bethlem Myopathy; Actin Aggregation Myopathy; Cap Disease; Central Core Disease; Centronuclear Myopathy; Core Rod Myopathy; Hyaline Body Myopathy; Multiminicore Myopathy; Myotubular Myopathy; Nemaline Myopathy; Tubular Aggregate Myopathy; Zebra Body Myopathy; Reducing Body Myopathy; Spheroid Body Myopathy; LGMD1B (LMNA); LGMD1E (DES); LGMD2G (TCAP); LGMD2H (TRIM32); LGMD2I (FKRP); LGMD2J (TTN); LGMD2K (POMT1); LGMD2M (FKTN); LGMD2N (POMT2); LGMD2O (POMGnT1); LGMD2P (DAG1); LGMD2Q (PLEC1); LGMD2R (DES); LGMD2S (TRAPPC11); LGMD2T (GMPPB); LGMD2U (ISPD); LGMD2V (GAA); Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy; Titinopathy; Choline Kinase B Receptor; Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy; RYR1 Related Myopathy; SYNE1/Nesprin Related Muscular Dystrophy; Telethonin Related Muscular Dystrophy (TCAP/Titin-Cap); Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome; Escobar Syndrome; Myofibrillar Myopathy; Malignant Hyperthermia; Alpha-Dystroglycan Related Muscular Dystrophy (DAG1, DPM1, DPM2, DPM3, FKRP, FKTN); Alpha-Dystroglycan Related Muscular Dystrophy (GAA, ISPD, LARGE, POMT1, POMT2, POMGnT1); Alpha-Dystroglycan Related Muscular Dystrophy (Unspecified/Undiagnosed/Other)

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2017

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Molecular and Genetic Studies of Congenital Myopathies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Central Core Disease; Centronuclear Myopathy; Congenital Fiber Type Disproportion; Multiminicore Disease; Myotubular Myopathy; Nemaline Myopathy; Rigid Spine Muscular Dystrophy; Undefined Congenital Myopathy

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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