Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Collaborative Learning Community: MD IEP Grand Canyon University Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy The Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is the driving document that promotes academic success. It is important when designing the Individual Educational Plan that the annual goals are determined based on the team analyzing the disability

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    “If it came to a magic genie, I would ask him for two extra wishes. One would be that no one would have to live with the muscular dystrophy disease or any disease,” –Mattie Stepanek. Mattie was just one of the many unfortunate children diagnosed with a muscular dystrophy. The most severe of them all is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy also known as DMD. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is caused by a defect or a mutation in the DMD gene located in the X chromosome. This gene provides instruction for a protein

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, also known as psuedohypertrophic muscular dystrophy, is a typical sex-linked disorder in which the muscles degenerate throughout a person's life. It literally means "faulty nutrition of the muscles." Muscular Dystrophy has no cures, and this particular type of muscular dystrophy affects only males. One in 3,500 baby boys are born with this disorder and survival is rare beyond the early 30s, death is usually caused by a respiratory disease. (ygyh.org) Duchenne's

  • The Genetics Of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    The Genetics of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common genetic disease fatal in children, it is a severe and rapidly progressive muscle disease with symptoms that first become evident due to the affected child showing early motor developmental delay; for example, presentation of Gower’s sign, a diagnostic indicator of proximal muscle weakness characterised by the affected having to “walk” their hands up their body to stand due to little strength being present in

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ( Dmd )

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Genetic Disorder Introduction to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of many types of muscular dystrophy disorders, which affect the muscle fibers. It is the most aggressive form of muscular dystrophy. The muscle fibers gradually become weaker and incapacitate the affected individual. “DMD is a recessive, fatal, X-linked disorder occurring at a frequency of about 1 in 3,500 new-born males (NCBI, 2014).” Males are more susceptible to inherit

  • A Study On Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    1.0 Abstract Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a degenerative X-linked recessive disorder usually resulting in death in the late third decade. Mutation of Dystrophin gene at Xp21 disrupts the mRNA reading frame resulting in absent dystrophin protein in muscle cells. Currently no therapy can counteract the disease effectively. Exon skipping with oligonucleotide administration restores the reading frame of the mRNA to produce truncated but functional dystrophin and requires repeated administration

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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    Description Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common out of nine types of muscular dystrophy. This genetic disorder causes progressive muscular weakness, and deterioration due to the lack of a protein called Dystrophin. This protein keeps the muscles in tack, so when it's missing, the muscles slowly break down. (MDA, 2015) Epidemiology Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common muscular dystrophy disorder. In the United States DMD affects 1 in 3,500 males. 2/3 of those cases are

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Located on the X chromosome lies a gene whose improper function would take from us what we often sloppily overlook -- our mobility. The freedom to dance with poise, to run with agility, to dress one’s self, to bend over and scoop a dropped pencil off the floor are all motions which are only dreamt of by those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. An X-linked recessive disorder which can be exhibited in both males and females, DMD is most prominent in males, affecting

  • The Relationship Between Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy ( Dmd )

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    attacked. Normally that attack is caused by a lack or mutation of a specific gene. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has a direct relationship with a lack of dystrophin synthesis. It is possible that the dystrophin synthesis can be increased by manipulation of microRNA-31. When looking at a potential therapy or cure, it is important to recognize exactly how the disease affects the body. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most severe myopathies, or muscle diseases (Cacchiarelli et al)

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Case Study

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal genetic X-linked disease results from the mutation in the reading frame of the dystrophin protein, and it affects mostly boys in their muscle and cardiopulmonary function. Although there are no effective treatments to cure DMD patients right now, scientists consistently explore more methods to come up with the practical treatments. One of the most popular and valid approaches is a gene-editing therapeutic method – CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing. It adapts