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    160116 Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy “Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disease characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement” (Muscular dystrophy, 2013). Muscular dystrophy is classified into nine major types that each affect specific muscle groups, certain age groups and are identified by different signals. Duchenne muscular dystrophy most commonly affects males and is targeted at younger children (Facts about Muscular Dystrophy, 2015). “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 1 out every 5,600 to 7,700 males between the age of 5-24 has DMD” (Seiner, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). Description: A French neurologist Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne…

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In this world, there are many diseases that are being caused by the X chromosomes or the Y chromosomes. Some of the diseases could be passed down from generation onto the next because it is gene and some of the diseases can be treated and which later on causes for it to make it worse. The diseases that would always be there would be Down Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Hemophobia, and many more. As you can see, this paper is going to be able a genetic disease that is…

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    Introduction Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, is the most common and severe type of muscular dystrophy, caused by a genetic disorder that leads to progressive muscle weakness and degradation (Marieb & Hoehn, 2015). DMD is a recessive sex-linked disease and is often inherited through the mother. Because this condition is enacted by a mutation of the X chromosome, it is expressed almost exclusively in males, with one in every 3,600 males affected worldwide (Marieb & Hoehn, 2015). The DNA…

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    The protein that was concluded was dystrophin. The disease that is associated with this protein is Duchenne. Duchenne is referred to as DMD and is associated with muscular dystrophy. DMD is one of the most common gene malfunctions and is causes by having a problem with a gene which makes up the dystrophin protein. Gupta (2014) explained that when the protein is functioning properly, muscle cells are able to keep their shape and strength, but without it they can begin to break down and become…

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    Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common form of all muscular dystrophies, is an X-linked disorder affecting approximately one in 5000 newborn boys. "(page1; paragraph 1; lines 1-4)" Patients are usually restricted to a wheelchair around the age of twelve and facing death somewhere between the ages twenty-five to thirty. DMD is caused when the dystrophin gene is mutated. That mutation stops the communication for a functional protein. The inadequacy of dystrophin causes muscle fiber…

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    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is progressive disease of the muscle, caused by defective or absent glycoprotein, dystrophin, in the membrane of the muscle wall. Dystrophin reinforces the myotube membrane skeleton by increasing its stiffness, thus a lack of dystrophin causes substantial reduction in muscle stiffness. Symptoms include ambulation difficulties, hyperopia and gross motor milestone delays in infants and children, calf hypertrophy, an imbalance in lower limb strength, and diminished…

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    Abstract: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a X-linked recessive condition in which a defective gene called dystrophin is inherited. Dystrophin is an essential protein for muscular strength and stability. DMD affects 1 out of 3600 males and the symptoms are more severe in males than in females. Symptoms of DMD include skeletal deformities, fatigue, learning and intellectual developmental delay, difficulty breathing, and heart disease. Diagnosing DMD is done through serum CPK, muscle biopsy,…

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    1. Description of the chosen disability. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive genetic condition that causes skeletal and heart muscles to breakdown leading to difficulties in mobility and walking (Muscular Dystrophy Australia [MDA], 2015, para. 1). DMD predominantly affects males with approximately “…one in 3500 live male births throughout the world” (MDA, 2015, para. 1). According to Emery, Muntoni, and Quinlivan (2015, p. 31) the most common concerns from parents with children…

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    Dystrophin is a protein that is located in muscles that work with movement. The job of Dystrophin is to produce muscle proteins that protects the skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous system. Dystrophin plays an important role in protein complex that work together to strengthen muscle fiber and help prevent injuries. It also plays a role in cell signaling between proteins and chemical signals. However its main job is connecting and weighing down each structural framework between proteins and…

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Do you know what duchenne muscular dystrophy is? It obviously has something to do with your muscles it causes you to have muscle weakness which can lead you to have loss of mobility. This disease is most effective for males. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a mutation, flaw or gene. It interferes with protein production that is needed to maintain and to form a healthy muscle. Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms are diagnosed according to where it is found in the body.…

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