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Positive news for DMD gene therapy

Recent clinical trial results for SRP-9001 show high levels of sustained improvements in patients suffering from Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD). This debilitating disease is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene, a protein vital to the function of muscles. Patients suffer progressive muscle weakness and degeneration and are typically wheelchair bound as children.

Clinical trials of Serepta Therapeutic's gene therapy candidate, SRP-9001 have all shown sustained improvements in motor function due to delivery of micro dystrophin, a version of the dystrophin gene, using a recombinant AAV under the control of MHCK7, a muscle specific promoter.

This provides positive news for patients suffering from this otherwise untreatable disease, worldwide.


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