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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    won’t be able to walk by the age of 12 and won't live past the age of 20. This has become a reality for many parents as they find out that their child has a form of muscular dystrophy. This particular type of muscular dystrophy is referred to as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a genetically inherited disorder that is the most common and severe of all muscular dystrophies. It is found in 1 of every 3,500 males and is characterized by progressive muscle wasting. It is caused by the lack of dystrophin

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a particularly virulent form of muscular dystrophy that quickly weakens muscles throughout the entire body due to the resulting lack of a functional dystrophin protein that is integral for muscular function. It has a very early onset and spreads quickly, often debilitating the recipients and forcing them to be wheelchair bound well before adulthood. Dystrophin is essential for muscle to maintain its integrity and lacking the particular protein will sadly force an individual

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Genetic Disorders- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Description of disorder, symptoms and chance of survival Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that causes 1 out of 3500 males’ voluntary muscles that control their body’s movement to progressively weaken and waste due to a lack of dystrophin. Dystrophyn is an important muscle protein which is produced in a gene in the X chromosome. Hence, it is a sex linked disorder that affects only boys. The boy, if he inherits the disorder,

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Description of the Disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is caused by a mutation of the DMD gene that can be inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion. DMD encodes for the muscle protein called dystrophin, and people that are affected with this disorder are not able to make this protein in their muscles (NHGRI, 2014). This disorder moves quickly throughout the body and rapidly gets worse. Of the nine

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    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 muscular dystrophy is named after the French neurologist, Guillaume B. A. Duchenne, who lived from 1806 to 1875. In 1861 he became the first person to describe the disorder. In 1951 Elizabeth Shull Russell, an American geneticist, accidentally observed Duchenne's muscular dystrophy in a colony of mice with which she was working

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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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

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic mutation that is recessive and X- linked. It is located on the ‘p’ arm of the X chromosome (to be more specific, the Xp21 chromosome). DMD is also lethal meaning that the person affected by DMD will die because of it. Because DMD is located on the X chromosome, it mostly affects males. It is immensely uncommon for a female to inherit this gene because her father would have to have DMD and her mother would have to carry the gene. Theoretically, if a

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, commonly referred to as DMD, is a life threatening disease. There are many different forms of muscular dystrophy, Duchenne being one more serious. DMD begins to show at a young age. This particular form of muscular dystrophy is mostly found in males. Duchenne is carried by the mother on the X chromosome but often, the event of having this disease is just a “fluke.” Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a deadly and unfortunate disease but new research that is being done may

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Alternate Assignment Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, also known as DMD, is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a condition that is inherited, and it is when muscles slowly become more and more weak and wasted. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy that is very rapid and is most commonly found in boys. In muscle, there is a protein named dystrophin. Dystrophin is encoded by the DMD gene. When boys have Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Essay

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    Questions: 1. James suffers from a condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Explain the full meaning of this name. DMD also known as muscular dystrophy is muscular disease that occurs on young boys around age four to six. Muscular dystrophy is genetically transmitted disease carried from parent to offspring. This disease progressively damages or disturbs skeletal and cardiac muscle functions starting on the lower limbs. Obviously by damaging the muscle, the lower limbs and other muscles affected