Renée A Cornford-Nairn

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The mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy has a premature stop codon preventing production of dystrophin. This results in a progressive phenotype causing centronucleation of skeletal muscle fibers, muscle weakness, and fibrosis and kyphosis. Antisense oligonucleotides alter RNA splicing to exclude the nonsense mutation, while still maintaining the open(More)
The deficiency of dystrophin, a critical membrane stabilizing protein, in the mdx mouse causes an elevation in intracellular calcium in myocytes. One mechanism that could elicit increases in intracellular calcium is enhanced influx via the L-type calcium channels. This study investigated the effects of the dihydropyridines BAY K 8644 and nifedipine and(More)
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