improving muscle strength in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Inserting a gene for a decoy myostatin receptor led to increased muscle size and strength in mice with a DMD-like disease

posted on September 7, 2010 - 11:48am
Luring away myostatin, and possibly other proteins that inhibit muscle growth, using a gene for a "decoy receptor" increased muscle size and strength in mice with a muscle disease resembling human Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a new study has found.

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