New insights into muscle fibre loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Professor Jenny Morgan and her team at University College London (UCL) have shown that a type of cell death called necroptosis has an important role in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The study – published today in Nature Communications – helps improve our understanding of muscle fibre loss in Duchenne. You can read more about its findings on Prof Morgan’s grant summary page.

The study was co-funded by three members of the Duchenne Forum – Muscular Dystrophy UK, Duchenne Children’s Trust and The Duchenne Research Fund.

Prof Morgan who led the study said:

This work of Dr Maximilien Bencze and the team furthers our understanding of the role of necroptosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which may pave the way for new potential therapeutic strategies to prevent muscle fibre loss. We are most grateful for the funding we have received from Muscular Dystrophy UK, Duchenne Children’s Trust and the Duchenne Research Fund that supported our work.

If you have any questions about this research project or any other research-related questions, please contact the MDUK Research Line on 02078034813 or email


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