Definition of dystrophin in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈtrōfin/


A protein found in skeletal muscle, which is absent in sufferers from muscular dystrophy.
Example sentences
  • Muscle-generating stem cells can improve muscle regeneration and deliver the missing protein dystrophin to damaged muscles in a mouse muscular dystrophy model, according to a recent study.
  • However, in vitro studies have failed to detect any bundling of actin by either intact dystrophin or Dys - 246.
  • The hallmark of muscular dystrophy is that muscle cells die due to a lack of the muscle protein dystrophin.

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Syllabification: dys·tro·phin

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