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Contact: Christian Basi
University of Missouri-Columbia

Yi Lai, University of Missouri

Caption: Lai was the lead author on a study that found that two particular sections of the dystrophin gene must be present to allow a special molecular compound, nNOS, to bind to muscle cells. Without this action, the muscle cells eventually die.

Credit: Christian Basi/University of Missouri

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