dystrophin


dys·tro·phin

noun \ˈdis-trə-ˌfin\

Definition of DYSTROPHIN

:  a protein that is associated with a transmembrane complex of skeletal muscle cells and that is absent in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and deficient or defective in Becker muscular dystrophy

Origin of DYSTROPHIN

dystrophy + 1-in
First Known Use: 1987

dys·tro·phin

noun \ˈdis-trə-ˌfin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSTROPHIN

: a protein of high molecular weight that is associated with a transmembrane glycoprotein complex of skeletal muscle cells and is absent in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and deficient or of abnormal molecular weight in Becker muscular dystrophy

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