Sarcoplasmic–endoplasmic–reticulum Ca2+‐ATPase and calsequestrin are overexpressed in spared intrinsic laryngeal muscles of dystrophin‐deficient mdx mice

@article{Ferretti2009SarcoplasmicendoplasmicreticulumC,
  title={Sarcoplasmic–endoplasmic–reticulum Ca2+‐ATPase and calsequestrin are overexpressed in spared intrinsic laryngeal muscles of dystrophin‐deficient mdx mice},
  author={Renato Ferretti and Maria Julia Marques and Adriana Pertille and Humberto Santo Neto},
  journal={Muscle \& Nerve},
  year={2009},
  volume={39}
}
In the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the lack of dystrophin is associated with increased calcium levels and skeletal muscle myonecrosis. The intrinsic laryngeal muscles (ILM) are protected and do not undergo myonecrosis. We investigated whether this protection is related to an increased expression of calcium‐binding proteins, which may protect against the elevated calcium levels seen in dystrophic fibers. The expression of sarcoplasmic–endoplasmic–reticulum Ca2+‐ATPase and… 

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