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High CTG repeat number in nodular thyroid tissue from a myotonic dystrophy patient.
  1. C Daumerie,
  2. N Lannoy,
  3. J P Squifflet,
  4. G Verellen,
  5. C Verellen-Dumoulin
  1. Service d'Endocrinologie, Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

    Abstract

    CTG triplet expansion was studied in lymphocytes and thyroid tissue in a patient with myotonic dystrophy (DM) and associated thyroid nodular disease. An approximately 7 fold larger amplification was found in abnormal thyroid tissue compared to lymphocytes, suggesting that anomalies in the putative DM kinase gene might contribute to thyroid dysfunction.

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