what's the difference between mice with DMD Duchenne and people with DMD Duchenne

New findings show longer chromosome tips in mice account for their ability to repair muscle fibers better than humans with Duchenne MD

posted on December 9, 2010 - 4:12pm
Dystrophin-deficient mice (known as mdx mice) have been used in experiments as a model of human Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) for decades. However, scientists have long noted that mdx mice, even though they develop a disease that mimics some aspects of human DMD, fare much better than human DMD patients. Mdx mouse muscles don't deteriorate as severely, and their ability to move and maintain...

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