Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Motoi Kanagawa, Tatsushi Toda
    Pages 21-38
  3. Masayuki Nakamori, Masanori P. Takahashi
    Pages 39-61
  4. Hiroaki Nishimura, Satoru Noguchi
    Pages 63-75
  5. Joshua J. A. Lee, Toshifumi Yokota
    Pages 87-102
  6. Akiyoshi Uezumi, So-ichiro Fukada
    Pages 103-122
  7. Yuko Miyagoe-Suzuki, Shin’ichi Takeda
    Pages 123-135
  8. Shin’ichi Takeda, Tetsuya Nagata
    Pages 189-199

About this book

Introduction

This book presents recent advances in translational research on muscular dystrophy (MD) to physicians and researchers, including cutting-edge research on the disease such as regenerative medicine, next-generation DNA sequencing, and nucleic acid therapies. It also describes the current systems for clinical trials and MD patient databases, resources, which will support the early realization of clinical application and improve patients’ quality of life. 

MD is the one of the most widely known inherited neuromuscular diseases and is classified into diverse types by symptoms, age of onset, mode of inheritance, and clinical progression. With the development of molecular biology, the occurrence mechanisms of each type of MD are gradually being elucidated. Although there is no known permanent cure yet, the stage of treatment research has now advanced to clinical trials.

Keywords

Duchenne muscular dystrophy Molecular Pathogenesis molecular therapy neuromuscular disorders database regenerative medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Shin'ichi Takeda
    • 1
  • Yuko Miyagoe-Suzuki
    • 2
  • Madoka Mori-Yoshimura
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of NeuroscienceKodaira, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of NeuroscienceKodaira, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.National Institute of NeuroscienceKodaira, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55678-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55677-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55678-7
  • About this book