Definition of dystrophin in English:

dystrophin

Line breaks: dys|troph¦in
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈtrəʊfɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A protein found in skeletal muscle, which is absent in sufferers from muscular dystrophy: [count noun]: comparison of these regions and the dystrophins
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    • 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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