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Research Article

Dystrophin Gene Mutation Location and the Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • Peter J. Taylor equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Peter J. Taylor, Grant A. Betts

    Affiliations: Molecular and Cytogenetics Unit, Department of Haematology and Genetics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Grant A. Betts equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Peter J. Taylor, Grant A. Betts

    Affiliation: Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Sarah Maroulis,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Cytogenetics Unit, Department of Haematology and Genetics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Christian Gilissen,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Robyn L. Pedersen,

    Affiliation: Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • David R. Mowat,

    Affiliations: Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, The School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Heather M. Johnston,

    Affiliation: Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Michael F. Buckley mail

    michael.buckley@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

    Affiliations: Molecular and Cytogenetics Unit, Department of Haematology and Genetics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008803

About the Authors

Peter J. Taylor, Sarah Maroulis, Michael F. Buckley
Molecular and Cytogenetics Unit, Department of Haematology and Genetics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Peter J. Taylor, Grant A. Betts, Robyn L. Pedersen, David R. Mowat, Heather M. Johnston
Sydney Neuromuscular Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Christian Gilissen, Michael F. Buckley
Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
David R. Mowat
The School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.buckley@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PJT GAB MFB. Performed the experiments: PJT GAB SM. Analyzed the data: PJT GAB CG MFB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RLP DRM HMJ. Wrote the paper: PJT GAB CG MFB.