James Ervasti

Direct injections of utrophin protein into dystrophin-deficient mice strengthened their muscles

posted on May 27, 2009 - 9:00pm
MDA grantee James Ervasti and colleagues at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis have found that a protein known as utrophin, injected into mice lacking the dystrophin protein and showing a disease resembling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), conferred significant benefits. The experiments Ervasti and colleagues describe online May 26, 2009, in PLoS Medicine, are the first to...

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