# The WW Domain of Dystrophin Requires EF-Hands Region to Interact with β-Dystroglycan

@inproceedings{Rentschler1999TheWD,
title={The WW Domain of Dystrophin Requires EF-Hands Region to Interact with $\beta$-Dystroglycan},
author={Stacey L. Rentschler and Hillary Linn and Katrin Deininger and Mark T. Bedford and Xavier Espanel and Marius Sudol},
booktitle={Biological chemistry},
year={1999}
}
• Published in Biological chemistry 1 April 1999
• Biology
Abstract Skeletal muscle dystrophin is a 427 kDa protein thought to act as a link between the actin cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. Perturbations of the dystrophin-associated complex, for example, between dystrophin and the transmembrane glycoprotein β-dystroglycan, may lead to muscular dystrophy. Previously, the cysteine-rich region and first half of the carboxy-terminal domain of dystrophin were shown to interact with β-dystroglycan through a stretch of fifteen amino acids at the…

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