US Patent 5,863,743
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
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.
Campbell, Kevin P.; Sunada, Yoshihide; Tome, Fernando M. S.; and Fardeau, Michel Merosin deficiency-type congenital muscular dystrophy. US Patent 5,863,743 filed August 12, 1994 and issued January 26, 1999. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/203