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Cell Transplantation Delivers Key Protein To Mice With Muscle-Wasting Condition Similar To Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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May 21, 2002
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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Transplanting a unique population of muscle stem cells from healthy newborn mice delivers dystrophin, a key protein for muscle function, into mice born with a genetic muscle-wasting disease similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Johnny Huard, Ph.D., and his colleagues report in the May 27 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.

PITTSBURGH, May 21 – Transplanting a unique population of muscle stem cells from healthy newborn mice delivers dystrophin, a key protein for muscle function, into mice born with a genetic muscle-wasting disease similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Johnny Huard, Ph.D., and his colleagues report in the May 27 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. The text is available online now at http://www.jcb.org.


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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "Cell Transplantation Delivers Key Protein To Mice With Muscle-Wasting Condition Similar To Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 May 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020521072736.htm>.
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (2002, May 21). Cell Transplantation Delivers Key Protein To Mice With Muscle-Wasting Condition Similar To Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020521072736.htm
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "Cell Transplantation Delivers Key Protein To Mice With Muscle-Wasting Condition Similar To Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020521072736.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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