Instead, scientists in this study "reprogrammed" adult cells from patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
into stem cells and were able to induce them to differentiate into mesoangioblast-like cells.
The researchers point out that limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
actually describes more than 19 disorders that occur because patients have a faulty alpha-sarcoglycan gene.
Exclusion of identified LGMD 1 loci from four dominant limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
When limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
begins in childhood, some physicians say, the progression is usually faster and the disease more disabling.
He is not only a physician, but also a patient of MDA as he is challenged by limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
At the mildest end of the clinical spectrum, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
(LGMD) patients may present in adult life without associated brain or eye involvement.
Zoe Hallam, 18, who has limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
, said: "In a process that is already complicated for any student, the additional restrictions placed on disabled people can make it a real challenge to go to university.
Other, less severe forms of muscular dystrophy include Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD), facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FMD), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
(LGMD) and myotonic dystrophy (MMD).