dystrophin deficiency

posted on December 31, 2012 - 5:00am
In a December 2012 podcast from Nationwide Children's Hospital, cell biologist Federica Montanaro discusses her team's recent progress in understanding how various proteins interact with dystrophin and how these interactions differ in the heart versus the skeletal muscles.

Three recent MDA-supported studies investigate the nature of cardiac problems in Duchenne/Becker MD and propose possible treatment avenues

posted on June 6, 2011 - 4:30pm
In both Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), deterioration of the heart muscle, a condition known as cardiomyopathy, is a major cause of disability and death.