Thursday, 26 April 2012

Action Duchenne supports ground-breaking project at the Royal Holloway, University of London - View News Article - Action Duchenne - Fighting for a cure for muscular dystrophy

Action Duchenne supports ground-breaking project at the Royal Holloway, University of London - View News Article - Action Duchenne - Fighting for a cure for muscular dystrophy: Action Duchenne is to provide �160,000 of funding to support a pioneering project at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). The project, which is being led by Dr Keith Foster and Prof. George Dickson in the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, is looking at a system to produce full length dystrophin. Dystrophin is the protein that protects and builds muscle, and it is the lack of dystrophin that causes muscular dystrophy. The system has shown dystrophin expressed at the cell membrane which is an indication that it has a therapeutic effect.

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