Gowers-Laing Distal Myopathy

Distal Muscular Dystrophy


MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for distal muscular dystrophy (DD). The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with DD.

In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about distal muscular dystrophy, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.

In addition to facts about DD in general, this website contains information about the following seven types:

Three-Protein Repair Cluster Identified

Scientists in the United States and Japan have identified a three-protein cluster that reseals damaged muscle-fiber membranes. The findings, published June 5, 2009, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could have implications for development of treatments for muscular dystrophies.