creatine kinase (CK)

posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:03pm
Much attention has been paid to gene therapy and stem cell strategies for treating muscle diseases, but several less dramatic strategies also appear to hold potential, especially if used in conjunction with more definitive therapies to enhance their effectiveness.
posted on July 1, 2009 - 1:11pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Story includes research about: Becker muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.
posted on April 1, 2001 - 3:02pm
Elevated enzymes are a frequently encountered problem in general medical practice, but their meaning often isn't so simple to discern. When they're found with a neuromuscular disease, the situation can get complicated. What's an enzyme? There are thousands of enzymes in the cells in our bodies, where they act as catalysts for all the chemical reactions that take place in these cells. Without them...