Summary and Synthesis
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.
KeywordsSatellite Cell Duchenne Dystrophy Muscle Protein Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Contractile Protein
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