Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common inherited muscle disease, affecting 1 out of 5000 male live births. DMD pathology results from genetic and biochemical defects in the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex causing membrane instability, and accordingly, muscle fragility, apoptosis and abnormal calcium levels. To date, a clear understanding of the pathophysiology behind DMD remains elusive. Taking advantage of reprogramming technology to derive large numbers of DMD patient-specific myogenic cells, we aim to generate a comprehensive in vitro model system to study molecular and physiological aspects associated with different DMD mutations.
University of Minnesota M.S. thesis. December 2014. Major: Stem Cell Biology. Advisors: Susan Keirstead, Rita Perlingeiro. 1 computer file (PDF); iv, 36 pages.
Ortiz Cordero, Carolina.
Optimization of an in vitro model to study Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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