MPZ

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MPZ

A gene on chromosome 1q23.3 that encodes a major structural protein of peripheral myelin, which creates an extracellular membrane face which guides the wrapping process and ultimately compacts adjacent
myelin lamellae.

Molecular pathology
MPZ mutations are linked to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 and other polyneuropathies.
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On the other hand, genetic testing provides an exact diagnosis of a specific subtype of CMT, including CMT1A, CMT1B, CMT1C, CMT1D, CMT1F, CMTX1, CMT2A1, CMT2A2, CMT2B, and CMT2O.
Most MPZ mutations are associated with a CMT1B phenotype, but in some cases, primary axonal involvement has been found.