Myotonin protein kinase

The gene which is mutated in patients with myotonic dystrophy 1 (DM1). In DM1 a three letter code in this gene is repeated many hundreds of times instead of the usual number which is less than thirty. This repeated section of genetic code interferes with the functions of other proteins in the cell. The gene is also known as myotonic dystrophy protein kinase (DMPK).

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