Evidence for Defective Myoblasts in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a degenerative disorder associated with progressive muscle weakness. Affected children eventually die from respiratory or cardiac failure and rarely survive to adulthood. It is a genetic disease due to a defect at a single locus on the X-chromosome and is therefore transmitted by female carriers to their sons. The disease is relatively common; one in 4,800 males or a total of approximately 20,000 boys in the United States has DMD (239).
KeywordsCreatine Kinase Satellite Cell Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DUCHENNE Muscular Dystrophy Creatine Kinase Activity
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