Characterization and cell type distribution of a novel, major transcript of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene.

Previously we identified a novel 6.5 kb mRNA transcribed from the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene. This mRNA differs in coding content and tissue distribution from the known muscle type and brain type 14 kb DMD mRNAs which code for dystrophin. The novel transcript shares with dystrophin most of the sequence coding for the cysteine-rich and C-terminal… CONTINUE READING