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Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy

Follistatin Gene Therapy for Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Improves Functional Outcomes.


PMID 28279643

Abstract

Sporadic inclusion body myositis, a variant of inflammatory myopathy, has features distinct from polymyositis/dermatomyositis. The disease affects men more than women, most commonly after age 50. Clinical features include weakness of the quadriceps, finger flexors, ankle dorsiflexors, and dysphagia. The distribution of weakness is similar to Becker muscular dystrophy, where we previously reported improvement following intramuscular injection of an isoform of follistatin (FS344) by AAV1. For this clinical trial, rAAV1.CMV.huFS344, 6 × 10