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.
Scientists have identified a protein cluster that patches damaged muscle-fiber membranes in muscular dystrophy
posted on June 22, 2009 - 5:45pm
Scientists in the United States and Japan have identified a three-protein cluster that reseals damaged muscle-fiber membranes. The findings, published June 5, 2009, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could have implications for development of treatments for muscular dystrophies.
DMD, BMD, and some forms of LGMD and CMD, may benefit from new finding
posted on April 21, 2009 - 2:30pm
Scientists in the United States and Japan say they've identified a previously unknown but crucial step in a natural muscle-cell repair process that could have implications for the treatment of muscular dystrophies, particularly those in which membrane defects are implicated.