Masticatory muscles show differential expression of MHC-isoforms in mdx-mice

Christiane Kunert-Keil, Alexander Spassov, Silke Lucke & Tomas Gedrange
Background: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and its murine model, mdx, are characterized by Ca2+ induced muscle damage, fibrosis and muscle weakness. Furthermore, DMD patients have distorted dentofacial morphology which could be a result of changed masticatory mechanics due to muscular dysfunction.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]