Membrane Alterations in Erythrocytes and Cultured Fibroblasts in Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Stewart Wolf
  • Allen K. Murray
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 140)


DR. WILLNER: Studies of erythrocyte membranes in muscular dystrophy have recently been reviewed (Rowland, 1980 and Plishker and Appel, 1980). The variety and Conflicting Findings of number of published studies may be Abnormalities in Erythrocyte testimony to technical problems only Membranes partially solved or not addressed by many of them. Specifically, nearly different abnormalities have been found by at least one laboratory in the Duchenne red cell. (Rowland, 1980). However, many reported abnormalities could not be verified by other workers the number of reported abnormalities verifed in more than one laboratory is limited to 2; calcium ATPase is increased and the properties of cholinesterase are abnormal.


Electron Spin Resonance Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Dystrophy Erythrocyte Membrane Phosphatidic Acid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stewart Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  • Allen K. Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Scientific Advisory CommitteeMuscular Dystrophy AssociationUSA
  3. 3.Muscular Dystrophy AssociationNew YorkUSA

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