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Genetic characterization in symptomatic female DMD carriers: lack of relationship between X-inactivation, transcriptional DMD allele balancing and phenotype

  • Simona Brioschi1,
  • Francesca Gualandi1,
  • Chiara Scotton1,
  • Annarita Armaroli1,
  • Matteo Bovolenta1,
  • Maria S Falzarano1,
  • Patrizia Sabatelli2,
  • Rita Selvatici1,
  • Adele D’Amico3,
  • Marika Pane4,
  • Giulia Ricci5,
  • Gabriele Siciliano5,
  • Silvana Tedeschi6,
  • Antonella Pini7,
  • Liliana Vercelli8,
  • Domenico De Grandis9,
  • Eugenio Mercuri4,
  • Enrico Bertini3,
  • Luciano Merlini1, 2,
  • Tiziana Mongini8 and
  • Alessandra Ferlini1Email author
BMC Medical Genetics201213:73

Received: 11 April 2012

Accepted: 8 August 2012

Published: 16 August 2012

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Original Submission
11 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - craig campbell
15 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hendrika Ginjaar
21 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Simona Brioschi
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - craig campbell
3 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hendrika Ginjaar
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
8 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
16 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-13-73

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Authors’ Affiliations

Section of Medical Genetics, Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, University of Ferrara
Istituto Di Genetica Molecolare-CNR, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Unit of Molecular Medicine, Bambino Gesù Hospital
Department of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Catholic University
Department of Neuroscience, Neurological Clinic, University of Pisa
Laboratory of Medical Genetics, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation Ca’ Granda, Maggiore Hospital
Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit, Maggiore Hospital
Neuromuscular Center, S.G. Battista Hospital, University of Turin
Division of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Civile Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia