The prevalence rate of myotonic dystrophy in San-in district of Japan was approximately 1∶46,000. The blood groups of 25 subjects, including 14 patients and 11 healthy relatives, were surveyed, which failed to present the maldistribution of secretors and non-secretors. The genetic linkage between the locus for myotonic dystrophy and the ABH-secretion locus was seen equilibrated. Some of the families permitted prenatal prediction.
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This study was supported by a grant-in aid (1980) for neurological disease by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan.
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Tanaka, K., Takeshita, K. & Nakashima, T. The distribution of the ABH secretors with myotonic dystrophy in San-in district of Japan. Jap J Human Genet 26, 301–305 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01876361
- Cancer Research
- Prevalence Rate
- Genetic Linkage
- Blood Group
- Myotonic Dystrophy