Mutations of desmoglein-2 in sudden death from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and sudden unexplained death

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Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.07.052 Byline: Mingchang Zhang, Aimin Xue, Yiwen Shen, Joao Bosco Oliveira, Ling Li, Ziqin Zhao, Allen Burke Abstract: * DSG2 mutations are similar in incidence in ARVC as well as Sudden Unexplained Death. * There may be a link between the DSG2 and arrhythmias in the absence of the fibrofatty change characteristic of ARVC. * DSG2 mutations may also be able to cause fatal arrhythmias even in patients with a morphological normal hear. Author Affiliation: (a) Department of Forensic Medicine, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (b) The Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA (c) Division of Forensic Medicine, Key Laboratory of Evidence Sciences, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China (d) University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, USA

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