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Analysis of Autosomal Recessive and Dominant Traits

Describe the phenotype and primary gene or protein defect of the X-linked recessive disease muscular dystrophy.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The protein defect or primary gene and phenotype of X-linked recessive disease muscular dystrophy.

Introduction: Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder which is characterized by reduction and progressive weakness of muscle tissues. The commonly found type of muscular dystrophy is Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD). This condition affects approximately 1 in 3500 men in the United States.

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The primary gene or protein defect for muscular dystrophy includes the impairment in the DMD gene. The DMD gene encodes for the protein dystrophin. This protein plays an important role in stabilizing the plasma membrane during the contraction of muscles. The defect in dystrophin leads to the destruction of membrane present on muscles. This results in the death of the muscle tissues...

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