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Official Full Name
sarcoglycan, gamma (35kDa dystrophin-associated glycoprotein)
Background
This gene encodes gamma-sarcoglycan, one of several sarcolemmal transmembrane glycoproteins that interact with dystrophin. The dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC) spans the sarcolemma and is comprised of dystrophin, syntrophin, alpha- and beta-dystroglycans and sarcoglycans. The DGC provides a structural link between the subsarcolemmal cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix of muscle cells. Defects in the encoded protein can lead to early onset autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy, in particular limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2C (LGMD2C).
Synonyms
SGCG; sarcoglycan, gamma (35kDa dystrophin-associated glycoprotein); DMDA1, LGMD2C, MAM, sarcoglycan, gamma (35kD dystrophin associated glycoprotein); gamma-sarcoglycan; 35kD dystrophin associated glycoprotein; A4; DAGA4; DMDA; gamma sarcoglycan; limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2C (Duchenne like muscular dystrophy; autosomal recessive); Maghrebian myopathy (autosomal recessive); MGC130048; SCARMD2; SCG3; TYPE; 35 kDa dystrophin associated glycoprotein; Gamma SG; 35 kDa dystrophin-associated glycoprotein; 35DAG; DMDA1; Gamma-SG; LGMD2C; MAM; Sarcoglycan gamma; SGCG_HUMAN; OTTHUMP00000018112; 35kD dystrophin-associated glycoprotein; sarcoglycan, gamma; zgc:100924