Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked genetic disorder primarily affecting young boys, often causing mental retardation in addition to the well-known progressive muscular weakness. Normal dystrophin expression is lacking in skeletal muscle and the CNS of both DMD children and the mdx mouse model. To date, 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) has shown in vivo several abnormalities within skeletal muscle of mdx mice and DMD boys. In this study, we determined whether similar abn...Expand abstract
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Brain metabolism is abnormal in the mdx model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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