DMD

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DMD

 
Doctor of Dental Medicine.

DMD

Abbreviation for Doctor of Dental Medicine; Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

DMD

Doctor of Dental Medicine.

DMD

abbr. Latin
Dentariae Medicinae Doctor (Doctor of Dental Medicine)

DMD

A gene on chromosome Xp21.2 that encodes dystrophin, a protein that anchors the extracellular matrix to the cytoskeleton via F-actin. It is the ligand for dystroglycan and a central component of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex, which accumulates at the neuromuscular junction and at various synapses in the peripheral and central nervous systems and has a structural function in stabilising the sarcolemma. It plays a key role in signalling events and synaptic transmission. DMD is a highly complex gene, containing at least eight independent, tissue-specific promoters and two polyA-addition sites; it is the largest gene found in nature (2.4 Mb).

Molecular pathology
Defects of DMD cause both Duchenne- and Becker-type muscular dystrophy.

DMD

Abbrev. for Diploma in Dental Medicine.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

The most severe form of muscular dystrophy, DMD usually affects young boys and causes progressive muscle weakness, usually beginning in the legs.
Mentioned in: Muscular Dystrophy

DMD

Abbreviation for doctor of dental medicine.