Lipids in Dysferlinopathies

Pascal-Nicolas Bernatchez, PhD

University of British Columbia

Pascal-Nicolas Bernatchez, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

Past Projects

Research Projects

Objective: 
To humanize rodent models of LGMD2b

 

Recent publications from our team have shown that notoriously mild models of muscular dystrophy can show profound exacerbation when their lipid metabolism is altered by apolipoprotein E gene activation.  However, apolipoprotein E is known to modulate adipocyte and lipoprotein metabolism along with whole-body energy storage.  The current project explores new avenues to humanize disease severity in dysferlin-deficient mice without interfering with normal apolipoprotein E expression.