Summary and Synthesis

  • R. Rodney Howell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 182)


In discussing the basic phenotype expression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Dr. Rowland mentioned the prolonged pursuit of a hypothesized defect in the plasma membrane and of a presumed disturbance in one or more of the contractile proteins. Thus far neither lead has been very productive. Indeed the so far identified gene loci for contractile proteins are located on chromosomes other than the X chromosome. I gather, however, that neither membrane nor contractile protein can be clearly dismissed as a potential culprit at the present time.


Satellite Cell Duchenne Dystrophy Muscle Protein Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Contractile Protein 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rodney Howell
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Texas Medical BranchHoustonUSA

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