Hereditary progressive muscular dystrophies: serum myoglobin pattern in patients with different types of muscular dystrophies.

TitleHereditary progressive muscular dystrophies: serum myoglobin pattern in patients with different types of muscular dystrophies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsPöche, H, Kattner, E, Beckmann, R, Pernice, W, Schneider, V
JournalClin Physiol Biochem
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination40-6
Date Published1989
ISSN0252-1164
KeywordsCreatine Kinase, Humans, Male, Muscular Dystrophies, Myoglobin
Abstract

Serum myoglobin (Mb) levels and creatine kinase (CK) activity were investigated in patients with different types of progressive muscular dystrophy and controls. The Mb levels were determined by radioimmunoassay and found to be significantly elevated in all patients under resting conditions. There was no correlation between Mb levels and CK activity. Physical exercise was followed by an increase in Mb levels and CK activity in patients and a minor variation in controls. Isoelectric focusing, electroblotting and application of a specific Mb antibody (rabbit anti-human Mb) make it possible to recognize marked differences between the Mb bands of patients and controls. All patients with progressive muscular dystrophy had an additional fourth Mb band (isoelectric point pH 6.3) in contrast to controls with three Mb bands.

Alternate JournalClin Physiol Biochem
PubMed ID2752671