Pharmacology 514:
Current Topics in Pharmacology
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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Room T-473 HSC

Speaker: Edith Wang
Topic: "Super Baby" Provides New Hopes for Muscular Dystrophy Treatment


  1. Lu QL, Mann CJ, Lou F, Bou-Gharios G, Morris GE, Xue SA, Fletcher S, Partridge TA, Wilton SD. Functional amounts of dystrophin produced by skipping the mutated exon in the mdx dystrophic mouse. Nat Med. 2003 Aug; 9(8): 1009-14. Epub 2003 Jul 6.

  2. Lu QL, Rabinowitz A, Chen YC, Yokota T, Yin H, Alter J, Jadoon A, Bou-Gharios G, Partridge T. Systemic delivery of antisense oligoribonucleotide restores dystrophin expression in body-wide skeletal muscles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jan 4; 102(1): 198-203. Epub 2004 Dec 17.

  3. Schuelke M, Wagner KR, Stolz LE, Hubner C, Riebel T, Komen W, Braun T, Tobin JF, Lee SJ. Myostatin mutation associated with gross muscle hypertrophy in a child. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jun 24; 350(26): 2682-8.

  4. McPherron AC, Lawler AM, Lee SJ. Regulation of skeletal muscle mass in mice by a new TGF-beta superfamily member. Nature. 1997 May 1; 387(6628): 83-90.

  5. Bogdanovich S, Krag TO, Barton ER, Morris LD, Whittemore LA, Ahima RS, Khurana TS. Functional improvement of dystrophic muscle by myostatin blockade. Nature. 2002 Nov 28; 420(6914): 418-21.

  6. Thomas M, Langley B, Berry C, Sharma M, Kirk S, Bass J, Kambadur R. Myostatin, a negative regulator of muscle growth, functions by inhibiting myoblast proliferation. J Biol Chem. 2000 Dec 22; 275(51): 40235-43.

  7. McCroskery S, Thomas M, Maxwell L, Sharma M, Kambadur R. Myostatin negatively regulates satellite cell activation and self-renewal. J Cell Biol. 2003 Sep 15; 162(6): 1135-47. Epub 2003 Sep 8.

  1. Kapsa R, Kornberg AJ, Byrne E. Duchenne muscular dystrophy: hopes for the sesquicentenary. Med J Aust. 2003 Nov 3; 179(9): 463-4. Review.

  2. Nowak KJ, Davies KE. Duchenne muscular dystrophy and dystrophin: pathogenesis and opportunities for treatment. EMBO Rep. 2004 Sep; 5(9): 872-6. Review.

  3. Lee SJ. Regulation of muscle mass by myostatin. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2004; 20: 61-86. Review.

  4. Patel K, Amthor H. The function of Myostatin and strategies of Myostatin blockade-new hope for therapies aimed at promoting growth of skeletal muscle. Neuromuscul Disord. 2005 Feb; 15(2): 117-26. Epub 2005 Jan 11. Review.

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