A novel mutation in two families with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C.
ABSTRACT The authors present three unrelated North American patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C. Muscle biopsies suggested gamma-sarcoglycan deficiencies for all three patients. Patients 1 and 2 had a novel homozygous E263K missense mutation on exon 8 of gamma-sarcoglycan (SGCG). Patient 3 had del521T on her maternal allele and an exon 6 deletion on her paternal allele. Patients 1 and 2 are of Puerto Rican ancestry, suggesting the presence of a founder mutation in that population.