Yi Lai, University of Missouri (image) University of Missouri-Columbia 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.