Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,863,743

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

1-26-1999

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/289,668

Date Filed

1994-08-12

Total Pages

10 pages

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for aiding in the diagnosis of merosin deficiency-type congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD). The method is based on the discovery of a previously unidentified form of CMD which is characterized by a substantial reduction in the levels of merosin in skeletal muscle tissue containing normal levels of dystrophin and dystrophin-associated proteins.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/203