TY - CHAP A1 - Fabio Arturo Iannotti ED1 - Kunihiro Sakuma Y1 - 2019-10-02 PY - 2019 T1 - Pharmacological Actions and Potential Therapeutic Use of Cannabinoids in Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy N2 - Skeletal muscle is a highly plastic organ that is modulated by various pathways controlling protein turnover. Muscle loss is common in muscular dystrophy, in which marked loss of various proteins such as the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex occurs around muscle fibers. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the various muscular dystrophies, including characteristics, diagnosis, and classification. General treatment of drugs (e.g. corticosteroids) and physical therapy for muscular dystrophies are discussed. In addition, current applications for cell and tissue engineering using muscle stem cells or gene therapy are introduced. This book also deals with the recent advances in appropriate models of drug screening using cell cultures or mammalian organs in vitro in this field. BT - Muscular Dystrophies SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85131 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85131 SN - 978-1-78923-846-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-23 ER -