Free Radicals, Muscle Damage and Muscular Dystrophy

  • M. J. Jackson
  • R. H. T. Edwards


The genetically inherited muscular dystrophies are chronic degenerative diseases of muscle which, in the more severe form (Duchenne), usually result in death in the second or third decade of life. All attempts to modify therapeutically the expression of the defective gene in patients have been limited by a lack of knowledge of the nature of the basic biochemical defect in these disorders.


Electron Spin Resonance Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Damage Electron Spin Resonance Signal Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Jackson
    • 1
  • R. H. T. Edwards
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Royal Liverpool HospitalThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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