RareCast: A Small Molecule Therapy to Regenerate Muscle in People with DMD

In the News 04.18.2024

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disease caused by genetic mutations that no longer allow the dystrophin protein to function properly. It turns out that dystrophin not only plays a role in muscle fiber, but in muscle stem cells as well and is critical for regeneration of muscle tissue. Without dystrophin, people with Duchenne suffer progressive muscle tissue damage, functional decline, and ultimately loss of life. Satellos is developing an experimental small molecule therapy that restores innate muscle repair and regeneration. In this episode, Danny Levine spoke to Frank Gleeson, co-founder and CEO of Satellos, about its regenerative therapy for Duchenne, how it works, and why it may provide benefits to patients with other conditions that result in muscle degeneration.

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