"Dystrophin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A muscle protein localized in surface membranes which is the product of the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene. Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually lack dystrophin completely while those with Becker muscular dystrophy have dystrophin of an altered size. It shares features with other cytoskeletal proteins such as SPECTRIN and alpha-actinin but the precise function of dystrophin is not clear. One possible role might be to preserve the integrity and alignment of the plasma membrane to the myofibrils during muscle contraction and relaxation. MW 400 kDa.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Dystrophin" by people in Profiles.
Mutation in dystrophin-encoding gene affects energy metabolism in mouse myoblasts. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Aug 28; 386(3):463-6.
Diacylglycerol kinase-zeta localization in skeletal muscle is regulated by phosphorylation and interaction with syntrophins. Mol Biol Cell. 2003 Nov; 14(11):4499-511.