02:48am Friday 22 September 2017

Yale researchers’ finding offers clue to new treatment for muscular dystrophy

Left: blue stain shows cell nuclei; pink stain shows cells dividing. Right: Regeneration of muscle stem cells through suppression of the protein, which may help prevent DMD.

But now a lab at Yale headed by Anton Bennett, associate professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine, has identified a protein that controls how muscle cells function. The team’s study, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, offers hope of future therapies that may inhibit the protein and prevent muscle degeneration. A summary of Bennett’s study can be read online.

 Contact Helen Dodson helen.dodson@yale.edu 203-436-3984


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