25 February 2020

In oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), muscle strength slowly decreases due to a breakdown of muscle cells. Whereas OPMD may affect many muscles, the eyes (oculo) and the throat (pharynx) are disproportionately affected. OPMD is a hereditary muscle disease whose disease mechanism is not yet completely clear. The Biobank OPMD contains clinical data and residual biomaterial from a study where the efficacy of the protein degradation system was investigated in different cell models for OPMD. The study further examined whether recovery from degradation with the aid of medication resulted in less muscle weakness.
 
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