Myotonic dystrophy type 1

Common Name(s)

Myotonic dystrophy type 1, Steinert myotonic dystrophy syndrome, DM1

Myotonic dystrophy type 1, one of the two types of myotonic dystrophy, is an inherited type of muscular dystrophy that affects the muscles and other body systems (e.g., heart, eyes, pancreas).   Myotonic dystrophy type 1 has been categorized into three somewhat overlapping subtypes: mild, classic, and congenital (present at birth). Symptoms of the mild form are the least severe with a normal life span. The classic form is characterized by muscle weakness and wasting, prolonged muscle tensing (myotonia), cataract, and often abnormal heart function; adults may become physically disabled and may have a shortened life span. The congenital form is characterized by severe generalized weakeness at birth (hypotonia), often causing complications with breathing and early death. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and is caused by mutations in the DMPK gene.
 

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The terms "Myotonic dystrophy type 1" returned 147 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disease awareness in myotonic dystrophy type 1: an observational cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Sigrid Baldanzi, Francesca Bevilacqua, Rita Lorio, Leda Volpi, Costanza Simoncini, Antonio Petrucci, Mirco Cosottini, Gabriele Massimetti, Gloria Tognoni, Giulia Ricci, Corrado Angelini, Gabriele Siciliano

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Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (Steinert's disease or DM1), the most common form of autosomal dominant muscular dystrophy in adults, is a multisystem disorder, affecting skeletal muscle as well as eyes, heart, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, and central nervous system, finally ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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Overweight Is an Independent Risk Factor for Reduced Lung Volumes in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1.
 

Author(s): Charlotte G W Seijger, Gea Drost, Joram M Posma, Baziel G M van Engelen, Yvonne F Heijdra

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In this large observational study population of 105 myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) patients, we investigate whether bodyweight is a contributor of total lung capacity (TLC) independent of the impaired inspiratory muscle strength.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2016

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Six Serum miRNAs Fail to Validate as Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Biomarkers.
 

Author(s): Juan M Fernandez-Costa, Beatriz Llamusi, Ariadna Bargiela, Miren Zulaica, M Carmen Alvarez-Abril, Manuel Perez-Alonso, Adolfo Lopez de Munain, Arturo Lopez-Castel, Ruben Artero

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Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease caused by expansion of a CTG microsatellite in the 3' untranslated region of the DMPK gene. Despite characteristic muscular, cardiac, and neuropsychological symptoms, CTG trinucleotide repeats are unstable both ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2016

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The terms "Myotonic dystrophy type 1" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular genetics and genetic testing in myotonic dystrophy type 1.
 

Author(s): Dušanka Savić Pavićević, Jelena Miladinović, Miloš Brkušanin, Saša Šviković, Svetlana Djurica, Goran Brajušković, Stanka Romac

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():391821.

 

Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is the most common adult onset muscular dystrophy, presenting as a multisystemic disorder with extremely variable clinical manifestation, from asymptomatic adults to severely affected neonates. A striking anticipation and parental-gender effect upon ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Psychiatric and cognitive phenotype of childhood myotonic dystrophy type 1.
 

Author(s): Marie Douniol, Aurélia Jacquette, David Cohen, Nicolas Bodeau, Linda Rachidi, Nathalie Angeard, Jean-Marie Cuisset, Louis Vallée, Bruno Eymard, Monique Plaza, Delphine Héron, Jean-Marc Guilé

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Oct;54(10):905-11.

 

To investigate the psychiatric and cognitive phenotype in young individuals with the childhood form of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1).

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2012

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Therapeutics development in myotonic dystrophy type 1.
 

Author(s): Erin Pennock Foff, Mani S Mahadevan

Journal: Muscle Nerve. 2011 Aug;44(2):160-9.

 

Myotonic dystrophy (DM1), the most common adult muscular dystrophy, is a multisystem, autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by an expanded CTG repeat that leads to nuclear retention of a mutant RNA and subsequent RNA toxicity. Significant insights into the molecular mechanisms ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2011

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PhenoDM1 (Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Natural History Study)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Multicenter Observational Study of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Ventilatory Response After Non Invasive Ventilation in Type 1 Myotonic Dystrophy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myotonic Dystrophy 1; Steinert Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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