DMPK gene

Small molecules that induce or reverse effects of the type 1 myotonic dystrophy mutation in cells in the lab are likely to speed research

posted on July 9, 2013 - 11:01am
Matthew Disney is a current and former MDA grantee at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla. Disney's current MDA grant is focused on targeting toxic RNA in type 2 myotonic dystrophy (MMD2, or DM2).

Specialists, support groups and stimulant medications help families cope with the unusual cognitive and personality effects of type 1 myotonic dystrophy

posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:27pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
*Many people interviewed for this article asked not to be identified to protect the privacy of affected family members. “Everybody knows the word apathy,” says a California woman whose 25-year-old daughter’s type 1 myotonic dystrophy (MMD1, sometimes called DM1) was diagnosed just a few years ago. “People use the word loosely. I don’t think it does justice to the reality of this disease.”
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:40am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
This article contains items on: Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Becker muscular dystrophy, myotonic muscular dystrophy, Friedreich's ataxia, rare myopathies and the neuromuscular junction