Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) are caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene on the X chromosome. DMD is one of the most common inherited muscular diseases, and affects approximately one out of every 5000–10,000 male newborns [1]. DMD is a severe progressive muscle wasting disease succumbing at 20 to 40 years of age [2]. DMD patients start to show muscle weakness at 3–5 years of age, and lose their ambulation until 13 years [3]. In contrast, BMD is a mild progressive muscle wasting disease, showing muscle weakness in adulthood, with wide ranges of ambulatory loss age from 20 to 60.

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