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Kelly Oh, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Chicago Medical School
Room 3.229
Building: BSB
Phone: 847.578.3000 Extension 3363
Fax: 847.578.3253

The primary pathogenic event in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is muscle cell necrosis, which is followed by regenerative responses. We found that the loss of dystrophin in C. elegans causes a progressive muscle cell death as in mammals, and that the muscle cell death can be prevented by modulating signaling pathways. Currently, we are investigating roles of IGF-1 signaling and stress responses in dystrophic muscle cells.

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