Recent Developments At The Burnham Institute For Medical Research, Dec. 2008

News — By on December 9, 2008 at 9:00 am

Enzyme May Hold the Key to Muscular Dystrophy A mutation in the gene coding the protein dystrophin has long been known to be associated with muscular dystrophy, but the role the protein plays in the disease was unknown. Lorenzo Puri, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues have discovered that the dystrophin mutation causes an increase in the amount of the histone deacetylase enzyme, HDAC2.

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