The dystrophin protein is needed for muscles to function properly, and is missing or found in very small amounts in people with Duchenne. Let’s learn more about this important protein.
How can we tell if the body is making dystrophin?
Researchers have developed various tests that can be used to identify, locate, and measure dystrophin.
These tests on muscle tissue include:
- Western blot (shows if there is dystrophin, and how much)
- Immunohistochemistry, often shortened to IHC (shows if there is dystrophin, and where it is located)