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Lymphocyte capping in myotonic dystrophy
  1. Gl Walker,
  2. U Karagol,
  3. Ec Mathieson,
  4. Rjm Lane,
  5. Fl Mastaglia*
  1. Muscular Dystrophy Group Research Laboratories, Regional Neurological Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


    Lymphocyte capping with antihuman immunoglobulin was studied in 16 cases of myotonic dystrophy, including two cases with the congenital form. Percentage capping after 1 hour incubation was reduced and the time course of the capping sequence was apparently delayed. The significance of these findings remains to be determined.

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    • * Present address and address for reprint requests: Prof FL Mastaglia, University Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia.