Clinical and genetic characteristics of hereditary laminopathies

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Naminopathies belong to a wide allelic series of diseases caused by mutations of one gene, LMNA, encoding for protein lamin A/C. Different mutations in the LMNA gene cause autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, dilated cardiomyopathy 1A, familial partial lipodystrophy, atypical Werner’s syndrome, Hutchinson–Gilford progeria and motor-sensory neuropathy type 2B1. In the review, the lamin structure and functions, clinical characteristics of hereditary  laminopathies, their etiology, pathogenesis and molecular bases are discussed.


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Elena L. Dadaly

Research Centre for Medical Genetics

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5602-2805

D. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Head, Scientific advisory department

Russian Federation, 115522, Russia, Moscow, Moskvorechie str., 1.

D. S. Bileva

Department of Genetics, Medical-Biologic Faculty, Russian State Medical University

Russian Federation, Moscow

I. V. Ugarov

Research Center for Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation, Moscow


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