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The distribution of the ABH secretors with myotonic dystrophy in San-in district of Japan

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The prevalence rate of myotonic dystrophy in San-in district of Japan was approximately 146,000. 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

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Keywords

  • Cancer Research
  • Prevalence Rate
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Blood Group
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

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