oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

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Noun1.oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant
dystrophy, muscular dystrophy - any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
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ASX: BLT; NASDAQ: BNTC; NASDAQ: BNTCW) has received US Food and Drug Administration orphan drug designation for BB-301, its DNA directed RNA interference (ddRNAi) therapeutic for the treatment of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), the company said.
Nuclear inclusions in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy consist of poly(A) binding protein 2 aggregates which sequester poly(A) RNA.
Nuclear accumulation of expanded PABP2 gene product in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.