Ryoko Kawano

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In order to investigate the mechanism of dystrophin localization in the central nervous system (CNS), we generated adenovirus vectors that contained minidystrophin or truncated minidystrophin cDNA. We infected a primary neuronal culture derived from mdx mouse hippocampus with these viruses. Minidystrophin was observed along the plasma membrane as punctate(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that causes respiratory or cardiac failure and results in death at about 20 years of age. An animal model of DMD, the mdx mouse, is commonly used to estimate dystrophic pathology. The pathological features of limb muscles are relatively mild, however the diaphragm is severely affected(More)
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