Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Muscular Dystrophy - Advances in Cellular and Molecular Basis, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Strategies

Gisela Gaina

Institutul National "Victor Babeș"


Skeletal Muscle Development Skeletal Muscle Regeneration Molecular Pathways Nitric Oxide Signaling Pluripotent Stem Cells iPS Cells miRNA Profiling Serum Biomarkers Muscle Biopsy Next Generation Sequencing Utrophin Upregulation Antisense Oligonucleotides

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About the book

Muscular dystrophy represents a group of more than 30 inherited diseases that are characterized by muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass over time caused by genetic alterations. Even though more than 30 years have passed since the discovery of the first protein involved in a type of muscular dystrophy, there is no cure for these conditions yet.

This book aims to provide an overview of the recent advances in the muscular dystrophy field addressing the cellular and molecular basis of muscular dystrophy, signaling pathways involved in skeletal muscle remodeling, miRNA profiling, serum, inflammatory and regenerative biomarkers. This book will discuss the currently available and innovative molecular techniques used for muscular dystrophy diagnosis (muscle biopsy, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), CGH-array, next-generation sequencing) as well as newest therapeutic approaches for different types of muscular dystrophies.

This book will be of great interest to students, Ph.D. students in various medical sciences, researchers in the muscular dystrophy field and medical doctors.

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Date completed: December 3rd 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 8th 2020

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Review results due: July 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 25th 2020

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About the editor

Gisela Gaina

Institutul National "Victor Babeș"

Gisela Gaina, Ph.D., currently works at “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, Romania. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 2009 with a thesis project based on the study of the proteins involved in muscular dystrophies. She is a research scientist working in the field of skeletal muscle. The primary focus of her research activities is on skeletal muscle regeneration. She has been involved in a number of research projects funded by regional, national and international public agencies. She is an author and/or co-author of over 20 scientific papers and conference abstracts and three book chapters.

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