Prevention of pathology in mdx mice by expression of utrophin: analysis using an inducible transgenic expression system.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy results from the absence of dystrophin, a cytoskeletal protein. Previously, we have shown in a transgenic mouse model of the disease (mdx) that high levels of expression of the dystrophin-related protein, utrophin can prevent pathology. We developed a new transgenic mouse model where muscle specific utrophin expression was conditioned by addition of tetracycline in water. Transgene expression was turned on at different time points: in utero, at birth, 10 and 30 day...Expand abstract
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