An antibody from llamas, tested in fruit flies, holds promise as a treatment for OPMD
posted on March 26, 2009 - 9:00pm
Scientists in France and the Netherlands recently announced they've identified a promising new strategy that could potentially become a therapy for oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), a form of MD that primarily weakens the eyelid and throat muscles and also can affect muscles in the limbs.
The strategy involves using an antibody (immune-system protein) derived from llamas. The antibody...