Intrinsic laryngeal muscles are spared from degeneration in the dy(3k)/dy(3k) mouse model of congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A.

Mattias Häger, Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt

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Abstract

Deficiency of laminin alpha2 chain leads to a severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A). Here, we analyzed whether the intrinsic laryngeal muscles (ILM) are spared in the dy(3K)/dy(3K) mouse model of complete laminin alpha2 chain absence. No muscle degeneration was evident; expression of various laminin chains was similar to that of limb muscles, and sustained integrin alpha7B expression was noted in laminin alpha2 chain-deficient ILM. We conclude that ILM are spared in MDC1A. Muscle Nerve 39: 91-94, 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Cell and Molecular Biology

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