Definition of Dystrophin

1. Noun. (protein) A cytoplasmic structural protein that is deficient in some forms of muscular dystrophy ¹



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Medical Definition of Dystrophin

1. Protein (400 kD) from skeletal muscle that is missing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Its exact role is not yet clear, though it seems to be associated with the cytoplasmic face of the sarcolemma and T tubules and may form part of the membrane cytoskeleton. There are sequence homologies with nonmuscle _ actinin and with spectrin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystrophin

dystopically
dystrobrevin
dystrobrevins
dystroglycan
dystrophia
dystrophia myotonica
dystrophia unguium
dystrophia ungulae
dystrophias
dystrophic
dystrophic calcification
dystrophic calcinosis
dystrophies
dystrophin (current term)
dystrophinopathies
dystrophinopathy
dystrophins
dystrophisation
dystrophy
dystropy
dysuria
dysurias
dysuric
dysuries
dysury
dysversion
dysynchronies
dysynchrony

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