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Pathologies musculaires liées à la titine - Un domaine en émergence

Abstract : Titin-related diseases of the skeletal and cardiac muscles open a new, fruitful chapter of myology. Confined for a long time to a limited number of clinical entities, the phenotypic spectrum of titinopthies is nowadays expanding rapidly together with the discovery of many pathogenic mutations of the TTN gene. Like for many genes of large size, the fine tuning and use of high-throughput sequencing (NGS) constitutes a little revolution in the field. This powerful tool allows, although with real technical hurdles, the establishment of the definite diagnosis of titinopathy. A better knowledge of the natural history of each subtype of titinopathy enables as of now an optimized management of patients, notably when a cardiac or respiratory risk factor is identified. Research efforts in the titin-related conditions are gradually getting organized. Interactions between clinicians and geneticists are an absolute necessity. The still fragmentary knowledge of the pathogenesis of each titinopathy prevents to date to figure out any curative therapy in the very near future.
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A Ferreiro, Ja Urtizberea. Pathologies musculaires liées à la titine - Un domaine en émergence. médecine/sciences, EDP Sciences, 2017, 33, pp.16-26. ⟨10.1051/medsci/201733s104⟩. ⟨hal-03108264⟩



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