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DMD

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The study demonstrated that functional muscle cells can be created in a laboratory and restore dystrophin in animal models of Duchenne using the human development process as a guide.
The clinical, genetic and dystrophin characteristics of Becker muscular dystrophy.
6) There are several gene therapies under investigation, including ataluren to promote ribosomal readthrough of stop codons, and antisense oligonucleotides that induce exon skipping, which increases the expression of dystrophin and reduces the severity of disease.
Depending on the fact that mutations maintain or not of the reading frame, dystrophin will or not be present according to the Monaco rule [6].
KEY WORDS: Becker muscular dystrophy, dystrophin gene, exon, deletion
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic, progressive disease that is caused by mutations within an individual's DNA that prevents the body from producing the protein dystrophin.
The cause of death often is heart failure because the dystrophin deficiency leads to cardiomyopathy, a weakness of the heart muscle that makes the heart less able to pump blood and maintain a regular rhythm.
It is a devastating and currently incurable muscle-wasting disease, associated with specific inborn errors in the gene that codes for dystrophin, a protein that plays a key structural role in muscle fibre function.
DMD is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, resulting in the absence or reduction of the dystrophin protein.
It occurs as a result of mutations, mainly deletions, in the dystrophin gene.
If patients have less dystrophin protein or if their body manufactures dystrophin protein that does not function correctly, their muscles cannot work properly and eventually become damaged permanently.