Scientists reveal how osteopontin ablation ameliorates muscular dystrophy

Posted by on April 18, 2016 1:51 pm
Categories: health

Removing an immunomodulatory protein called osteopontin improves the symptoms of mice with muscular dystrophy by changing the type of macrophages acting on damaged muscle tissue, according to a new paper. The study adds support to the idea that osteopontin inhibitors could be used to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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