protein dystrophin; minidystrophin gene; muscle function; Dongsheng Duan; heart muscles; heart function

GW501516, being developed to treat obesity, increases levels of the useful muscle protein utrophin in DMD mice

posted on September 21, 2009 - 9:00pm
An experimental drug being developed to treat obesity and high blood lipid (fat) levels also may have promise for the treatment of Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophies, according to new, MDA-supported research from the University of Ottawa. MDA grantee Bernard Jasmin and graduate student Pedro Miura coordinated and led the study team, which published results online Sept. 10, 2009...

New content is being added every day. Please check back again.