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muscular

(Science: anatomy) Pertaining to or composing muscle.

Origin: L. Muscularis


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Molecular medicine: antisense

The human side of clinical trials: these are articles about efforts to advocate for a new medicine. Here are a few articles on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and eteplirsen, a Morpholino antisense drug currently in clinical trials. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracy-seckler/eteplirsen-duchenne_b_4904850.html ...

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by jonmoulton
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular medicine: antisense
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?

... a delay of the impulse the breathe, and so a person may pass out from hypoxia before feeling an urge to gasp. Once unconscious, does the following muscular relaxation result in respiritory arrest (and hence death from asphyxiation), or does one resume normal breathing?

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by Coelacanth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:25 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is voluntary death from breath-holding possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?

... that the very same allele may also have some beneficial effect. Certain diseases are very straightforward, though. For example, the Duchenne muscular dystrophy requires just a single mutation in one of the alleles of a gene for dystrophin in the X chromosome, and if you inherit this mutation ...

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by biohazard
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 3990

Re: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question

Right - this is autosomal, therefore it is not Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and is not a mutation of the dystrophin gene. Thanks, I had missed that. The upper sequences look identical, while the lower sequences show two different sequences for the ...

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by jonmoulton
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question
Replies: 7
Views: 5495

Re: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question

... male only has 1 mutant allele (upper sequence) and 1 wildtype (lower sequence) and is therefore unaffected as it is recessive. I am not sure if muscular dystrophy actually shows this type of inheritance or if my lecturer made that up, but based on the fact that we were told it's autosomal recessive ...

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by firefly
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question
Replies: 7
Views: 5495
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