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- n. Any of a family of transmembrane proteins involved in the protein complex responsible for connecting the muscle fibre cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix, preventing damage to the muscle fibre sarcolemma through shearing forces.
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These mutations created a stop codon that led to a - sarcoglycan deficiency, and we therefore diagnosed these two patients as having LGMD2C.
The remaining two patients had normal dystrophin expression but absence of - sarcoglycan in skeletal muscle.
Sampaolesi M, Torrente Y, Innocenzi A, Tonlorenzi R, D'Antona G, et al. (2003) Cell therapy of alpha-sarcoglycan null dystrophic mice through intra-arterial delivery of mesoangioblasts.
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy actually describes more than 19 disorders that occur because patients have a faulty alpha-sarcoglycan gene.