Storey, EC, Holt, I, Morris, GE and Fuller, HR (2020) Muscle cell differentiation and development pathway defects in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Neuromuscular Disorders, 30 (6). pp. 443-456. ISSN 1873-2364

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Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) is a rare genetic disorder characterised by the early development of muscle contractures, progressive muscle weakness, and heart abnormalities. The latter may result in serious complications, or in severe cases, sudden death. Currently, there are very few effective treatment options available for EDMD and so there is a high clinical need for new therapies. Various genetic mutations have been identified in the development and causation of EDMD, each encoding proteins that are components of the Linker of Nucleoskeleton and Cytoskeleton (LINC) complex, which spans the nuclear envelope and serves to connect the nuclear lamina to the cytoskeleton. Within this review, we examine how mutations in the genes encoding these proteins, including lamins A/C, emerin, nesprins 1/2, FHL1, and SUN1/2 lead to muscle cell differentiation and development pathway defects. Further work to identify conserved molecular pathways downstream of these defective proteins may reveal potential targets for therapy design.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emery-Drelfuss Muscular Dystrophy, LINC Complex, Emerin, Lamin A/C, Nesprin, Differentataion
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Physical medicine. Physical therapy. Including massage, exercise, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, phototherapy, radiotherapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2020 09:06
Last Modified: 11 May 2021 01:30

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