ID # 45401Date of Inclusion: 05/02/2015 Last Activities: 28/08/2017
Bank "Cells, tissues and DNA from patients with neuromuscular diseases", Ist. Neurologico C. Besta
The biobank, created since 1986 for tissue and since 1991 for cells, as part of the routine diagnostic activity of the Division, is concerned with muscle tissue, DNA and muscle cells from patients with neuromuscular diseases. At present the biobank stores more than 7000 muscle tissue samples, about 4000 DNA samples and 1200 myoblast cell lines. The stored material, from more than 7000 patients, is mainly characterized at the histological, biochemical and clinical level. On the basis of new scientific discoveries and whenever new genes responsible for muscle diseases are discovered, muscle biopsies, patient clinical data and patient DNA, are continuously reassessed in order to find the precise molecular diagnosis.