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Muscular Dystrophy

Definition - Muscular dystrophy is a genetic mutation where the muscle fibres become susceptible to damages causing the muscle to progressively get weaker. Eventually muscular dystrophy will cause the inheritance of this disease to need a wheelchair. Muscular dystrophy is most commonly found in boy and in their early childhood years, other types of muscular dystrophy don’t surface until adulthood. Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms include; Frequent falls, difficulty getting up from a lying...

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Muscular Dystrophy

Definition • Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness & a loss of muscle mass • In MD, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle • There are many different kinds of Muscular Dystrophy • Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, primarily in boys • Other types don’t surface until adulthood Definition Cont… • Some people who have MD will eventually lose the ability to walk • Some may have trouble...

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Muscular Dystrophy

what is muscular dystrophy The muscular dystrophies are a group a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well. History of muscular dystrophy Children’s Hospital Boston has a long history of conducting innovative research on muscular dystrophy...

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Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy

What is Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy? Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic conditions characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy). The Duchenne and Becker types of muscular dystrophy are two related conditions that primarily affect skeletal muscles, which are used for movement, and heart (cardiac) muscle. These forms of muscular dystrophy occur almost exclusively in males. Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies have similar signs and symptoms and are caused...

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A Genetic Disease: Muscular Dystrophy

1 A Genetic Disease: Muscular Dystrophy Genetic Disease Page 2 Abstract Muscular Dystrophy is an inherited disease that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of...

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Many diseases and disorders that affect the population have an early onset that begins when generations are young. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, DMD, is no different with a typical onset of symptoms between the ages three and five. DMD is characterized by muscle weakness that worsens rapidly. When a child, who has been diagnosed with DMD the condition can spread to the cardiovascular and respiratory muscles by the time they mature into teenagers. The beginning...

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servant-leader is not beneath people to serve or over people to lead but within the people. All throughout the movie, Darius laughed significantly. I never once seen Darius cry or get into a depressed state. Even though, he is the one with muscular dystrophy. He is the one who cannot walk or do for himself. Darius , in my opinion is the true servant-leader. It is true that those around him served him by helping assist with his every move, but Darius dedication and willing heart served them. Each...

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Anatomy Bibliography

Ashley Palinkas Bibliography Anatomy & Physiology 1 1. Bakker, E.; Breuning, M.H.; Ginjaar, H.B.; Helderman-van den Enden, A.T.J.M.; Tibben, A.; van den Bergen, J.C.; Vershuuren, J.J.G.M. “Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy in the family: have potential carriers been tested at a molecular level?” Journal of Clinical Genetics. Vol. 79 Issue 3, p236-242, 2011. 2. Chandramohan, Arthi; Lakshmi, Bremadesam Raman; Murugan, Sakthivel. “Use of multiplex ligation-dependent...

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Pikachurin: A Fibrous Protein Encoded by the EGFLAM Gene in Humans

synapse and the bipolar dendrites. The binding with dystroglycan (DG) depends on several factors (glycosylation of DG, presence of divalent cations, presence of other proteins). A non-correct binding between pikachurin and DG is associated with muscular dystrophies that often involve eye abnormalities. Discovery and nomenclature Pikachurin is an extracellular matrix-like retinal protein first described in 2008 in Japan by Shigeru Sato et al., and named after Pikachu, a character of the Pokémon franchise...

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a fatal genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness throughout your body. This disorder is caused my mutations in the dystrophin gene. The dystrophin gene is responsible for the production of a muscle protein. So the muscles suffer a loss of protein and contractile fibers. Then the muscles replaced with fat and connective tissue. DMD mostly affects young males exclusively due to an x-linked recessive inheritance pattern...

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