Erythrocyte membrane fluidity in chicken muscular dystrophy

D. Allan Butterfield, Patrick K. Leung

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An increased rigidity of erythrocyte membranes in four-week old dystrophic chickens compared to closely related normal controls has been suggested using electron spin resonance. These findings suggest that similar to the case of human Duchenne muscular dystrophy, chicken muscular dystrophy may be associated with a generalized membrane defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1783-1787
Number of pages5
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 22 1978

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Ma . Barbara Ramey for help in obtaining blood samples and the Department of Avain Sciences, University of California at Davis for supplying the chickens and offering advice . This work was supported in part by the Mus cular Dystrophy Association of America and the Graduate School of the University of Kentucky .

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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