gene variant

A variant in the gene for the osteopontin protein has the potential to help predict disease course in Duchenne MD

posted on January 11, 2011 - 2:58pm
A team of scientists working in the United States and Italy has uncovered a variant in the gene for a protein called osteopontin that appears to reliably indicate disease severity in most (but likely not all) cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The variant is apparently a genetic modifier of DMD, a disease in which the underlying cause is a mutation in the gene for the dystrophin protein...

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