Membrane Alterations in Erythrocytes and Cultured Fibroblasts in Neuromuscular Diseases
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.
KeywordsElectron Spin Resonance Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Dystrophy Erythrocyte Membrane Phosphatidic Acid
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.