integrin-deficient CMD

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 April 1, 2009 - 4:05pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Recently published findings from two independent groups have suggested possible treatment pathways for the merosin-deficient and integrin-deficient forms of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD). Doxycycline fights cell death and lessens disease severity in merosin-deficient mice