utrophin-based therapies

posted on July 1, 2009 - 1:11pm
Story includes research about: Becker muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

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...